Excellence in Research Award

excellence in research award winner.

Nadine Shaanta Murshid, faculty award recipient 2017

The Excellence in Research Award recognizes outstanding research contributions by our faculty/staff, students and community research partners.

Based on the quality of the research, up to three awards will be conferred annually each spring, one at each award level. Nominations are accepted using the online form only. Guidelines are as follows:


  • Significance of the research for advancing the knowledge-base of social work.
  • Scientific rigor of the research effort.
  • Evidence that the research has direct implications for social work practice.

Award Levels and Eligibility

  • Faculty/Staff: Any current UB SSW full-time faculty or staff member.
  • Student: UB SSW current MSW or doctoral student or recent graduate (within one year of graduation). May be a group award for students who work on a research team or course team.
  • Community: Recognized research partner with SSW/BCSR.