Foundation National Programs
Ruth Fizdale Program
Ruth Fizdale Program underwrites research projects that link practice
and policy issues with relevant social issues. The objective is
to facilitate effective service delivery. The program provides opportunities
for NASW chapters to conduct pilot research projects targeted to
a specific emerging issue. These pilot projects then may serve as
cornerstones for developing more comprehensive research projects.
Ruth Fizdale Program was created in 1987 by Dr. Helen K. Rehr and
other friends of Ruth Fizdale, to honor her contributions to social
work. The founders' intent was that, as an endowment, the income
would be used to help underwrite studies related to people with
social needs. Funding would be made available to seed pilot projects
that could lead to projects that are larger and more comprehensive
Fizdale grant 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.
NASW chapters only are invited to apply for a Fizdale grant to conduct pilot research projects in social policy. The program will support up to 2 research grants of up to $3,000 each for the 2016-2017 program year.
Fizdale Program Guidelines