Faculty members and students at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) conduct research in diverse substantive areas affecting individuals, families and communities around the world.
Research during 2011-2012
GSSW faculty received 33 external research and training grants and contracts, totaling approximately $4.2 million dollars during 2011-2012. Faculty investigations addressed children, youth and families, youth development and adolescent behavior, gerontology, health and mental health, the human-animal connection, neighborhoods and communities, international development, education, and multicultural studies.
Sponsored projects at the University of Denver totaled some $19.2 million dollars in 2011-2012, all through its academic departments. GSSW represented almost 17percent of this total, making the school one of the University's leading divisions in terms of externally supported projects.
In 2011-2012, GSSW's Butler Institute for Families managed child welfare training, research and technical assistance projects totaling approximately $2.9 million—among the highest volume of sponsored activity for any single group at the University. Faculty projects in the areas of the human-animal connection, youth development and adolescent behavior, mental health, community practice, education, international development, and gerontology accounted for the remaining external funding in the past year.
External funding sources
External funding for faculty research and training projects (PDF) came from a variety of federal and state sources in 2011-2012. Among the largest contributors were:
- the National Institute of Health (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)
- U.S. Department of Human Services Children's Bureau
- Gerontological Society of America (John A. Hartford Faculty Scholars Fellowship)
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
- United Nations Center for Regional Development.
Internal research funding
GSSW faculty members successfully accessed the University of Denver's internal grant system to support their scholarship in 2011-2012. Ten projects totaling $122,000 were awarded to faculty by the Knoebel Center for Longevity and Health, Center for Multicultural Excellence, Center for Teaching and Learning, Office of Internationalization, Center for Civic Engagement and Service Learning, and Faculty Senate (Professional Research Opportunities for Faculty) during the year.
For information concerning these investigations please contact:
Jeff Jenson, PhD
Philip D. and Eleanor G. Winn Professor for Children and Youth at Risk
Associate Dean for Research
Graduate School of Social Work
University of Denver
2148 South High Street
Denver, CO 80208