GSWI – Programs & Services(this file can be completed and e-mailed to [email protected] , and the full application should be mailed in.)

For information about the Pre-Dissertation Award Program, a component of the Hartford Doctoral Fellows Program, Click Here .
Doctoral
Fellows Program
About the Program:
Gerontological social work needs academic leaders. The service demands of older adults have already out-stripped the supply of social work practitioners, and the 65+ population will double over the next 25 years. The solution? Bring outstanding, talented, skilled people into the field to train more practitioners, research best practices, and set future directions. If you’re one of these people, and you’re on the verge of beginning your doctoral dissertation, the Hartford Doctoral Fellows Program may be just what you need to take your career to the next level.
The program, a component of the nationwide Geriatric Social Work Initiative, provides substantial financial support and professional development enhancements, prepares you for a tenure track faculty position at a major university, and provides the opportunity to become a leader in an elite network of scholars. It offers:
Grants of $25,000 a year for up to two years to students doing dissertations in gerontological or geriatric social work field.
Supplemental academic career guidance and mentoring.
Professional development through institutes held at annual meetings of The Gerontological Society of America, the Society for Social Work Research, and the Council on Social Work Education.
Cohort building and peer networking among Hartford Doctoral Fellows, Hartford Faculty Scholars, leading gerontologists, and social work educators.