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Adjunct Faculty Positions #

Adjunct Faculty Positions are available to either full or part-time students who are interested in and qualified to teach BSW or MSW level courses. Students interested in this option should contact the appropriate program director (i.e., BSW or MSW).Applicants will be asked to provide a resume and a statement indicating the course or courses in which they have interest in teaching.

Faculty Field Liaisons #

Faculty Field Liaisons are hired by the school to provide a critical link to the social agencies in which we place our BSW and MSW students. All of our faculty is expected to serve in this important role, a number of field liaison positions are available to interested doctoral students. The type of settings field liaisons are expected to visit are in part determined by the individual’s area of practice specialization. All such appointments are made in consultation with the BSW and MSW Directors. Field liaisons are reimbursed per student or as part of a Teaching Assistantship.

Grad Grants Center - IUPUI #

Free database searches, workshops, and grant writing assistance help you obtain money for research or graduate study.

Telephone: (317) 274-1577.

The Grad Grants Center (GGC), sponsored by Research and the University Graduate School, is a free service available to all Indiana University graduate students. The GGC provides centralized information to assist in your search for grants, scholarships, internships, fellowships, prizes, research opportunities, independent project funding, and work-cooperative programs to further research and graduate study at Indiana University.

Graduate Assistantships #

Graduate Assistantships are used to support full-time doctoral students as research or teaching assistants. In exchange for working with a faculty member on a research or teaching related project 12-15 hours per week, graduate assistants receive a stipend of up to $15,000, tuition remission, and graduate student health insurance. Income from a scholarship or fellowship may be considered taxable income.

Research Assistantships #

Research Assistantships are designed to provide student with opportunities to engage in research-related learning activities while providing them with an additional source of income to help offset some of the expenses associated with doctoral education. Accordingly, efforts will be made to maximize the goodness-of-fit between student and faculty research interests. It is our hope that collaboration between students and faculty around research projects of mutual interest will not only help to facilitate the school’s research agenda, but also create unique opportunities for joint research publications.

To apply for an assistant, a faculty member will be expected to submit a written proposal outlining the nature of the research project(s) and the role the student would be expected to play on any given project. Preference will be given to projects that are directly related to the school’s overall research agenda and that provide students with research internship opportunities. The ultimate assignment of graduate assistants will be the responsibility of the Dean in consultation with the Director of the Ph.D. Program.

Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work #

The updated listing of doctoral, dissertation and post doc funding opportunities is posted along with a variety of resources for PhD students. This is a rich resource for doctoral students and post-docs seeking funding for beginning researchers.

Leadership & Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) Fellowship #

Leadership & Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) Fellowship is a cooperative agreement with The Riley Hospital Adolescent Unit that provides an annual Research Assistantship of $8,800 plus tuition and student health insurance. This assistantship is available to any full-time student who is interested in social/psychological research related to adolescents and their families. A social work faculty member serves as the school’s representative at the weekly interdisciplinary research seminar.

Tuition Waivers #

Tuition Waivers are available to full-time students appointed to an Assistantship or Fellowship. Assistantship recipients must be available to work with a faculty member as a teaching or research assistant for 12 hours (without health insurance) or 15 hours (with health insurance) per week. Tuition waivers are available to cover up to 30 credit hours per academic year.

University Fellowships #

University Fellowships are available to individuals who apply to the Ph.D. Program by the February 1st priority deadline. Applicants are nominated by the Ph.D. Program Committee and are ultimately selected by the IUPUI Fellowship Committee in a campus-wide competition based on academic excellence. These fellowships are open to first year full-time students only. University Fellowships are considered a highly prestigious award. They provide a stipend of $22,000 plus tuition, student health insurance, and an $1000 travel fund.

Various tuition rates and plans are available to students who are either residents of the State of Indiana or not.
For more information contact our administrative assistant, Julia Carter at

Institute for Teaching and Mentoring #

Institute for Teaching and Mentoring Sponsored by the Southern Regional Education Board, this annual conference is the largest gathering of minority doctoral scholars in the nation. Minority doctoral students from IUSSW have attended the Institute every year since 2010. Learn more about the Doctoral Scholars Program.

IUPUI Graduate Office Travel Fellowships #

  • Apply online
  • Up to $1,000 reimbursed to full-time students who are the first author on a conference presentation (oral or poster)
  • Two deadlines per year (fall & spring)

Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) #

Click on “APPLY FOR GPEG””

  • Up to $500 available once per academic year per student
  • Can be used for attending or presenting at a professional conference or training

IUSSW PhD Program Travel Fellowships #

  1. Up to $1,000 to be reimbursed for travel to professional conferences once per year per student
  2. Preference given to students who are presenting
  3. Online applications

International Travel #

Summer Pre-Dissertation Travel Grant
Round-trip airfare plus $1,000

International Enhancement Grant
Up to $2,000 for overseas training

SREB Professional Development Matching Fund #

Minority students selected to participate in the annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring hosted by SREB are eligible to apply for matching funds up to $500 per year for up to 3 years to help defray expenses related to presenting at a conference.

For more information, visit SREB. Click on “Programs and Services,“ then choose Doctoral Scholars Program. On the drop-down menu, choose “For Current Scholars” and then “Professional Development Matching Fund.”