IU School of Social Work is headquartered on the IUPUI campus with locations on 8 IU Campuses. The school also has the Department of Labor Studies
The Social Policy and Research Communication Program (SPRCP) of the Indiana University School of Social Work (IUSSW) is a new initiative that provides Ph.D. and MSW students the opportunity to produce policy briefs.
The purpose of the SPRCP
Selected applicants will be invited to translate research findings generated by Ph.D. and MSW students into policy briefs suitable for perusal by legislators, stakeholders, and members in the community. The selected students will participate in a training activity in January, gain access to the SPRCP Canvas page, and produce a 3-5 page policy brief. An Indiana University School of Social Work committee will determine the top three policy briefs and award monetary awards in the form of scholarships.
The following monetary awards will be provided: best submission, $750.00; first runner-up $500.00; second runner-up $250.00. Policy brief finalists will be invited to the PhD Symposium on May 1, 2020 where awardees will be announced.
SPRCP & Abstract Information Session
Learn more and ask questions at the upcoming Information Session on Monday, November 2 at 11:00am.
Eligibility and Application Process
All doctoral and master-level social work students enrolled in the 2020-2021 academic year are eligible to apply.
Applicants should submit 1) an abstract of the proposed policy brief following the Application Form and 2) a CV or resume. Submit your application materials electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abstract submissions will close on November 30, 2020 at 11:59 pm Eastern time. Accepted abstracts will be announced by December 14-18, 2020, and final policy brief submissions will close on February 15, 2021 at 11:59 pm.