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2019 Disability Manuscript Award

The CSWE Council on Disability and Persons With Disabilities (CDPD) is pleased to announce a call for papers for its Sixth Annual Disability Manuscript Award. The award recognizes scholarship that contributes to knowledge about disability; full participation of persons with disabilities; social, political, and economic issues related to disability and persons with disabilities; and social work education curriculum materials focused on disability and persons with disabilities.

All CSWE members with oral presentations, interactive posters, or interactive workshops are invited to submit relevant scholarly papers for consideration. CDPD particularly encourages submission of manuscripts that do the following:

  • Are consistent with the CDPD mission
  • Use appropriate methodology
  • Include well-developed applications to social work practice or policy
  • Include clear implications for social work education
  • Demonstrate a significant affect on the disability field and persons with disabilities through publication or other means
  • Are innovative in overall concepts and purpose

To apply for the Disability Manuscript Award, submit the items in the following list to Andrea Bediako, CDPD staff liaison, at by Friday, May 17, 2019:

  • a copy of your scholarly manuscript as a Word document with all identifying information removed; and
  • a separate title page showing the name, credentials, affiliation, and e-mail addresses of all authors.

Only scholarly papers based on oral presentations, interactive posters, or interactive workshop presentations will be considered. Papers authored by any recipient of the Disability Manuscript Award within the last 3 years will not be considered. At least two CDPD members will complete blind reviews of the papers, and winners will be notified in late July/early August. Biographical information and photos of the winners will appear on the CSWE website and may be included in the APM Final Program, if space and time permit. At least one author of the paper must agree to attend the award presentation during the CDPD community meeting at the 2019 APM in Denver, CO.