Call for Applications

The Atlantic Philanthropies Practice Change Leaders for Aging and Health

Deadline: August 27, 2014

The Practice Change Leaders for Aging and Health Program is a nationally recognized program to develop, support and expand the influence of organizational leaders  who are committed to achieving transformative improvements in care for older adults. The program is a fifteen-month opportunity to gain enhanced leadership skills and content expertise to positively influence care for older adults specifically in the areas of transitional care, health services for dually eligible beneficiaries, enhanced primary care (including person-centered medical homes), and accountable care organizations. Applicants must hold a leadership role in a health care delivery organization, health-related institution, or community-based organization with direct responsibility for care that impacts older adults. Click here for more information.

Call for Self-Nominations

Research on Social Work Practice Editorial Board

Invitations are extended to members of the social work community to apply for a three-year appointment to the journal’s Editorial Board, for the period 2015-2017.  Editorial Board members should be professional social workers with a background commensurate with the journal’s purposes.  This would normally include receipt of a research-based doctoral degree, post-MSW practice experience, and having authored a number of empirically-based research publications related to social work practice, including intervention studies, psychometric reports and/or systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Click here for more information.

Call for Nominations

Office of Justice Programs Advisory Board

Deadline: August 29, 2014

The Office of Justice Programs, which oversees the National Institute of Justice and the Bureau of Justice Statistics, has issued a notice soliciting nominations for its Science Advisory Board.  The Board was established by the Attorney General in 2010 and is tasked with providing advice “in the areas of science and statistics and for the purpose of enhancing the overall impact and performance of its programs and activities.”Please contact Phelan Wyrick at phelan.wyrick@usdoj.gov for more information and to make a nomination. Click here for more information.

Call for Reviewers

Journal of Forensic Social Work 

The Journal of Forensic Social Work is the principal journal guiding practitioners and researchers involved in day-to-day practice issues with the legal system. The journal is devoted to increasing the general knowledge base, promoting evidence-based and ethically informed practice, improving services for victims and offenders of crime, and setting guidelines and practice standards for the provision of forensic mental health services. If you are interested in becoming a reviewer for theJournal of Forensic Social Work,  please email the journal’s Co-Editors, Dr. Viola Vaughan-Eden atviolavaughaneden@cox.net  and Dr. Rob Butters atrob.butters@socwk.utah.edu. Please include a brief bio, your CV, and a note of interest in being a reviewer. Please include in your message a brief list of your of areas of expertise. Click here for more information.

Call for Public Comments

Housing and Urban Development (HUD)/Office of Community Planning Promise Zones Initiative

Deadline: June 16, 2014

In his 2013 State of the Union Address, the President laid out an initiative to designate a number of high-poverty urban, rural and tribal communities as Promise Zones, where the federal government will partner with and invest in communities to create jobs, leverage private investment, increase economic activity, expand educational opportunities, and improve public safety. There is an open request for comments on the second draft of the Promise Zones Initiative Application Materials. Click here for more information. Click here for more information.

Call for Editor-in-Chief

Journal of Family Social Work

Deadline: June 7, 2014

Routledge Journals invites nominations and applications for the position of Editor-in-Chief for the thriving scholarly Journal of Family Social Work. Each issue of the Journal of Family Social Work contains peer reviewed research articles, conceptual and practice articles, creative works, letters to the editor, and book reviews devoted to innovative family theory and practice subjects. Email Jessica.MacDonald@TaylorandFrancis.com for more information.

Call for Applications

CSWE Gero-Ed Center Ashley Brooks-Danso Memorial Fund’s Student Travel Scholarships

BSW and MSW students interested in aging can apply to receive complimentary registration and $500 for travel expenses to attend the 2014 CSWE Annual Program Meeting in Tampa, Florida from October 24-26, 2014. Click here for more information.

Call for Nominations

NASW National Awards

Deadline: June 4, 2014

NASW and the NASW Foundation are currently accepting nominations for the 2014 National Recognition Awards. These awards honor social workers and other individuals and/or groups who, through their work and/or advocacy, have advanced the principles and vision of the profession. Click here for more information.

Call for Applications

Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) Visiting Scholars Program - Poverty Scholars from Underrepresented Groups

Deadline: June 16, 2014

IRP invites applications from U.S.-based social science scholars from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to visit IRP, interact with its faculty in residence, present a poverty-related seminar of their choosing, and become acquainted with the staff and resources of the Institute. The invitation extends (but is not restricted) to those who are in the early years of their academic careers. Click here for more information.

Call for Applications

Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) Visiting Scholars Program - IRP RIDGE Center for National Food and Nutrition Assistance Research: Food Assistance and Food Insecurity Researchers

Deadline: June 16, 2014

IRP invites applications from U.S.-based food assistance scholars to visit
the IRP RIDGE Center for National Food and Nutrition Assistance Research for one week during the 2014 to 2015 academic year, interact with its faculty in residence, and become acquainted with the staff and resources of the Institute. Click here for more information.

Call for Proposals

Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging

The Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging, or BLSA, is one of the world’s longest running studies of aging. Started in 1958, the BLSA enrolls healthy volunteers ages 20 years and older and follows them longitudinally-for life-even performing an autopsy in those who consented. The Director of the NIA Intramural Research Program encourages researchers who study issues related to aging and have questions that require the unique design and depth of information available in the BLSA to submit an analysis proposal to use the data. Click here for more information.

Call for Applications

Hartford Change AGEnts

Deadline: April 25, 2014

The Hartford Change AGEnts Initiative is an interprofessional effort to leverage the Foundation’s powerful network, help its scholars and grantees learn from and support one another, and work directly on changes in practice and service delivery that improve the health of older Americans. Two excellent opportunities for Hartford Change AGEnts to gain leadership skills and knowledge to help advance your practice change efforts: Hartford Change AGEnts Policy Institute (June 22-24, Washington, DC) and Hartford Interdisciplinary Communications Conference (July 21-24, Chicago). Click here for more information.

Call for Proposals

Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research (MCUAAAR) Request for Pilot Grant Proposals FY2014

Deadline: April 11, 2014

The Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research is one of seven Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) funded by the National Institute on Aging. One of the Center’s major goals is to identify and mentor junior investigators who are committed to research careers involving research with older African Americans. Proposals are sought to support junior investigator initiated research projects that would be developed into independent NIH-funded projects. Click here for more information.

Call for Studies

Mathematica Policy Research Review – Learning About Infant and Toddler Early Education Services (LITES): Identifying What Works and Advancing Model Development

Deadline: March 11, 2014

Mathematica Policy Research seeks studies for a review that will assess the evidence base of out-of-home early care and education (ECE) models for infants and toddlers (from birth to age 3). The review is being conducted by Mathematica for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), in partnership with the Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation (OPRE) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It will be used to help inform policy, new initiatives, and program directions at the federal level. Click here for more information.

Call for Student Posters

Pathways Into Health: A Grassroots Organizations Dedicated to Improving the Health, Health Care, and Health Care Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives 7th National Conference

Deadline: February 15, 2014

We are currently accepting student poster abstracts that address the interaction of the conference theme of cultural attunement and one or more of the four core concepts: cultural attunement, interprofessional education, distance learning/telehealth technologies, health career development through the lifespan. Click here for more information.

Call for Proposals

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) 60th Annual Program Meeting

Deadline: February 17, 2014

The four focus areas for presentations are: social work curriculum and pedagogy; leadership and administration; research and evaluation; and social work practice. Click here for more information.

Call for Papers

Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research 2014

Deadline: January 20, 2014

The 2014 volume of CPFR will focus on the theme of “Family and Health: Evolving Needs, Responsibilities, and Experiences.” Around the globe, families are often faced with a variety of health issues, often as a result of social, political, religious, and economic forces. Health issues affect not only individual family members, but also impact family relationships and structures. This multidisciplinary volume of CPFR will address topics such as: caring for aging parents, illness in adults and children, addiction, obesity, wellness and nutrition, pregnancy and childbirth, healthcare reform, access to healthcare, advances in medical research, mental health, environmental health, the demographics of health, and the role of healthcare professionals from varying global perspectives. Click here for more information.

Call for Proposals

Millersville University 1st Annual Global Well-Being Conference - Global Youth: Understanding Challenges, Identifying Solutions, Offering Hope

Deadline: January 12, 2014

This year’s conference, Global Youth: Understanding Challenges, Identifying Solutions, Offering Hope, invites presentations (poster format, paper, roundtable, and workshop) that investigate challenges faced by youth here and abroad.  These presentations can be original research, theoretical framework, clinical interventions, pedagogy, or policy and advocacy. Click here for more information.

Call for Proposals

National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI) University Partnerships

Deadline: February 3, 2014

This Request for Proposals (RFP) supports the development of up to 11 University Partnerships between schools (or departments) of social work and state, county, or tribal child welfare agencies who propose to collaborate to address workforce challenges and opportunities through leadership, education, professional development and organizational intervention activities. Click here for more information.

Call for Proposals

The Campbell Collaboration 2014 Colloquium

Deadline: December 20, 2013

The Campbell Collaboration (C2) is an international network that produces systematic reviews of evidence of the effects of social interventions. C2 helps people and policymakers make well-informed decisions by preparing, maintaining and disseminating systematic reviews of research on interventions in education, crime and justice, international development, and social welfare. C2 is inviting proposals for the 2014 Campbell Colloquium being held in Belfast, Northern Ireland June 16-19. C2 welcomes proposals for oral paper presentations on any topic relevant to the development and application of systematic review methods, as well as topics related to the iterative cycle of evidence gathering and decision-making about social interventions. We are also seeking poster and oral presentations on research related to interventions for improving the well-being of society or individuals in any of the key Campbell areas: Crime and Justice, Education, International Development, Social Welfare, Research Synthesis Methods (or with implications for synthesis), and Knowledge Translation and Implementation. Click here for more information.

Call for Studies

Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE)

Deadline: January 13, 2014

Mathematica Policy Research seeks studies for a comprehensive review of the evidence base for home visiting programs. The review is being conducted for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) by Mathematica Policy Research and will be used to help inform policy, new initiatives, and program directions at the federal level. Click here for more information.

Call for Authors

Encyclopedia of World Poverty 2nd Edition

Deadline: January 31, 2014

SAGE’s Encyclopedia of World Poverty 2nd Edition is now under development. This completely updated five-volume reference will provide extensive and current information on the changing world of poverty, as well as insight into the contemporary debates. Articles will explore poverty in various regions of the world, and examine the difficulties associated with the definition and measurement of poverty, along with its causes and effects. Click here for more information.

Call for Proposals

NASW 2014 National Conference – Social Work: Courage, Hope, & Leadership

Deadline: January 15, 2014

Social workers are leaders of change and strengthen the safety net of society. They bring hope and inspire people to find their courage and fulfill their potential. Click here for more information.

Call for Commissioned Paper

Institute of Medicine (IOM): Identifying Measures of the 10 Attributes of a Health Literate Health Care Organization

Deadline: November 20, 2013

The IOM Roundtable on Health Literacy, with funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, has allocated $10,000 for a commissioned paper that identifies measures for each of the 10 attributes of a health literate health care organization. The goal is to obtain a set of measures that support quality improvement, reporting, transparency, and management. Click here for more information.

Call for Proposals

17th Annual Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference

Deadline: November 15, 2013

OPRE invites proposals for individual presentations and entire conference sessions for the 2014 conference.The conference will focus on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and related programs, policies and services that support low-income and vulnerable families on the path to economic self-sufficiency. ACF has a strong preference for presentations that feature recent findings in empirical research based on rigorous, experimental designs, although discussions of work in progress will not be automatically excluded. Presentations that combine research findings with input from State and local practitioners are especially welcome. Click here for more information.

Request for Proposals

Hogg Foundation for Mental Health: Texas Mental Health Policy Projects

Deadline: October 16, 2013

The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health invites eligible organizations in Texas to respond to this request for proposals (RFP) for the Texas Mental Health Policy Projects Initiative. The goal of this initiative is to improve mental health policy in Texas by supporting important state and local policy projects that can lead to meaningful, systemic change. Click here for more information.

Call for Contributions

Eleventh International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR): Civil Society and the Citizen

Deadline: October 25, 2013

Paper, poster, and panel proposals are invited in response to the overall conference
themes as they relate to the many, diverse and interconnected theme areas that are
characteristic of much third sector research. The conference will attempt to address and discuss issues including: civil society and citizen participation – addressing public issues, philanthropy and giving, volunteering, developments in government policy and the regulatory environment, policy-making: the contribution of civil society, and others. Click here for more information.

Call for Submissions

Journal of Teaching in Social Work – Special Issue on Doctoral Education in Social Work

Deadline: January 31, 2014

We invite manuscripts from faculty and students that address all aspects pertaining to the pursuit of doctoral study and doctoral degrees in social work. Preferred manuscripts will be those that provide a systematic and rigorous formative or summative assessment of current initiatives, offer a conceptually focused rationale for prospective programs, or propose a detailed prospectus for creative adaptation of current programs. Click here for more information.

Request for Information

HHS Request for Information regarding Nondiscrimination in Certain Health Programs or Activities

Deadline: September 30, 2013

Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Affordable Care Act) (42 U.S.C. 18116) prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in certain health programs and activities. Section 1557(c) of the Affordable Care Act authorizes the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (Department) to promulgate regulations to implement the nondiscrimination requirements in Section 1557. This notice is a request for information (RFI) to inform the Department’s rulemaking for Section 1557. This RFI seeks information on a variety of issues to better understand individuals’ experiences with discrimination in health programs or activities and covered entities’ experiences in complying with Federal civil rights laws. Click here for the full request.

Request for Proposals

The New York Community Trust Grants to Improve the Social Work Profession

Deadline: September 30, 2013


Our goal is to make the social work profession more effective in dealing with complex social issues by integrating research, education, and practice. Specifically, we propose to Build an evidence base for social work intervention, innovate in the classroom and the field, improve training in policy, management, and leadership, and support research that enhances the ability of social workers to address many critical issues. Click here for more information.

Request for Proposals

Lesbian Health Fund (from The Philanthropy News Digest)

Deadline: October 15, 2013


The Fund supports research in the areas of understanding social, family, and interpersonal influences as sources of stress or support; eliminating inequalities in health care, including barriers to care, and improving quality of care and utilization rates; development and testing of interventions to address mental and physical health needs of lesbians and other sexual minority women, including but not limited to depression, identity related issues, eating disorders, substance abuse, obesity, cancer risks, cardiovascular disease, and sexually transmitted infections; and sexual and reproductive health, including family and parenting issues. Click here for more information.

Request for Proposals

W. W. Kellogg Foundation Family Engagement Initiative (from the Philanthropy News Digest)

Deadline: September 23, 2013

Through the initiative, the foundation seeks to support and expand on-the-ground family engagement efforts that include program design and implementation, service delivery, and/or policy development and implementation. WKKF is accepting pre-proposals from organizations that have developed effective family engagement models that address obstacles faced by low-income families and that wish to receive funding of up to $500,000 for one to three years. Priority will be given to proposals that outline effective teaching strategies, aim to align early childhood systems in their communities, and focus on building family economic security as well as strong family engagement in education. Click here for more information.