NASW Foundation National Programs
Eileen Blackey Doctoral
Eileen Blackey Doctoral Fellowship Program provides partial support
to social work doctoral candidates who are engaged in dissertation
research in welfare policy and practice. The fellowship program
was established in 1987 as a tribute to Eileen Blackey, who was
the Dean of the University of California-Los Angeles School of Social
Welfare and a pioneer in the planning and use of staff development
programs in public welfare agencies and in the U.S. Veterans Administration.
Blackey's methods enabled professionals to identify and to address
the social needs of society from the unique social work perspective.
Blackey, who died in 1979, was also instrumental in establishing
schools of social work at the University of Hawaii and the University
of Puerto Rico.
Blackey 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 $3,000, will be awarded in the 2013-2014 academic year to a social work doctoral candidate whose dissertation focuses on welfare policy and practice. Dissertations that include a diversity component are encouraged.
Blackey Doctoral Fellowship Guidelines
In 2011, the program supported the following dissertation research topic: