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The Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work is an organization made up of over 80 social work doctoral program directors worldwide who represent their member Universities. Founded in the late 1970s, GADE primary purpose is to promote rigor in doctoral education in social work, focusing on preparing scholars, researchers, and educators who function as stewards of the discipline.

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DEADLINE EXTENDED for GADE Award for Educational Leadership in Doctoral Education

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DEADLINE EXTENDED:  The deadline for the GADE Award for Educational Leadership in Doctoral Education has been extended to July 15, 2021. This award is given to a current or former faculty member at a GADE member organization who has made significant contributions to advancing doctoral education in the field of social work.

More information on the award nomination process can be found here:


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