NASW Foundation National Programs
Jane B. Aron Doctoral
The Jane Baerwald Aron
Doctoral Fellowship Program provides partial support to social work
doctoral candidates who are engaged in dissertation research in health
care policy and practice. The fellowship program was established
in 1987 as a tribute to Aron, who was a leader in health care policy
Jane B. Aron, who died
in 1983, devoted her career to creating social policy that was responsive
to people's needs. She was best known through her longtime association
with New York's Mount Sinai Medical Center and Mills College in
The Aron Fellowship is
awarded based on the projected annual earnings to the fund and contributions.
To make a donation, click below. A panel reviews applicants and
selects the award recipient.
One fellowship of up to $4,000 will be awarded in the 2014-2015 academic year to a social work doctoral candidate whose dissertation focuses on health policy and practice. Dissertations that include a diversity component are encouraged. Diversity is taking on broader meaning and is to include race and ethnicity as well as the sociocultural experiences of people of different genders, social classes, religious and spiritual beliefs, sexual orientation, ages, and physical and mental abilities.
Jane B. Aron
Doctoral Fellowship Guidelines
In 2014, the program
will support the following dissertation research topic:
- Jagadisa-devasri Dacus, Silberman School of Social Welfare at Hunter College. "Identifying the Psychosocial Strengths and Resiliency of Black Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) in New York City who maintain HIV-seronegativity."