Student Award for Social Work Research

Ai Bo

Silver School of Social Work, New York University

Winner of 2019 GADE Student Award for Social Work Research


Article: Bo, A., Hai, A. H., & Jaccard, J. (2018). Parent-based interventions on adolescent alcohol use outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Drug 
and alcohol dependence.

Yeonwoo Kim

Winner of 2018 GADE Student Award for Social Work Research

Steve Hicks School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin

Article: Kim, Y., Calzada, E. J., Barajas-Gonzalez, R. G., Huang, K.-Y., Brotman, L. M., Castro, A., & Pichardo, C. (2017). The Role of Authoritative and Authoritarian Parenting in the Early Academic Achievement of Latino Students. Journal of Educational Psychology. 




Stephanie Grace Prost

Winner of 2017 GADE Student Award for Social Work Research

College of Social Work, Florida State University

Article: Prost, S. G. (2016). Development and validation of the hospice professionals’ understanding of preparatory grief scale. Research on Social Work Practice. Children and Youth Services Review, 43, 18-28.



2021 GADE Student Award for Social Work Research Nomination Information and Guidelines

The GADE Student Award for Social Work Research is given to a doctoral student or a collaborative group of students, whose published (or in press) scholarship advances scientific inquiry in social work or social welfare. The research should serve as a model for scientific rigor, and show high potential to impact social work practice, policy, or research.

The winner of the GADE Student Award for Social Work Research will be presented with a certificate and a $1,500 award at the annual GADE Reception at SSWR in San Francisco, CA (January 20-24, 2021). In the case of a multiple-author journal article, the award of $1,500 will be split equally among named students. GADE is unable to pay for membership fees or conference registration. 

Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work (GADE)

The Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work (GADE) was established over 25 years ago to provide a forum for sharing ideas and strategies among doctoral programs in social work, and for strengthening efforts at enhancing doctoral education. The membership, comprised of directors of established social work and social welfare doctoral programs located in accredited universities, has established three student awards in hopes of advancing social work scholarship, teaching, and service[1] – three principal areas in which full-time professors are typically engaged as faculty members. This award reflects a commitment to bring visibility to our greatest resource, our students, who provide us with professional purpose and continuously offer us new ways to think and grow. 

Award Criteria

The criteria by which the scholarly journal article will be evaluated are:

  • Journal articles must be published or accepted for publication[2] between June 1, 2019 and May 31, 2020.
  • A doctoral student in a GADE-member School of Social Work/Welfare must be the sole author or first author in a multiple-author article.
  • The sole or first author must be a current doctoral student or have not graduated by June 1, 2020. Research must have been approved by the appropriate human subjects review committee(s). 
  • Self-nominations are encouraged and multiple submissions from the same university are allowed.

Nomination Procedures

Deadline for Nomination: September 15, 2020

The nomination packet must include the following:

  • A cover letter that includes:
    • Name of the sole or first author doctoral student and names of other doctoral students in a multi-author journal article 
    • Contact information for the student(s) (phone and e-mail)
    • University attending
    • A brief orientation to the journal, its reach, impact, and/or standing in the field
  • Evidence of IRB approval
  • Evidence of acceptance for “in press” submissions
  • For a multiple-author paper, a letter from each co-author attesting to the role(s) of the named doctoral student(s) in the development of the published paper.
  • A copy of the published or in press journal article[3] 

A single .pdf file including all required elements must be submitted electronically via e-mail attachment.   

Submission: Nominations should be submitted to the GADE Award Subcommittee to: [email protected]

Nominations that do not comply with the above requirements will not be considered.

The email Subject Line should read:

2021 Student Research Award Nomination from (Your University).

Application Processing: The GADE Award Subcommittee will review all nominations. Nominees will be informed of the final decision on or before November 15, 2020.

[1] Information pertaining to other GADE Awards can be found at:

[2] Journal articles accepted for publication must be accompanied by documentation from the publisher.

[3] In the case of a “in press” journal article, students must submit the final manuscript version sent to the publisher.