ASWB is accepting proposals for research
As part of an extensive portfolio of initiatives aimed at evolving the future of social work regulation, we are thrilled to announce the selection and funding of three research projects on licensure. Members of the ASWB Regulatory Research Committee met last month to review 17 proposals and ultimately chose three submissions.Read the full announcement
ASWB is currently accepting proposals for research related to occupational and professional regulation, with an emphasis on social work regulatory best practices. The RFP, which is available by request, was developed by the association’s Regulatory Research Committee. The committee will also be reviewing and evaluating proposals.
The RFP identifies multiple areas of focus for research, such as
- Variables associated with the results reported in the 2022 ASWB Examination Pass Rate Analysis
- The impact of licensure on the social work profession
- Supervision’s role in social work licensure
- Professional practice standards
- Electronic practice
- Regulatory enforcement
“Questions can be as powerful as answers,” says ASWB CEO Stacey Hardy-Chandler, Ph.D., J.D., LCSW. “As part of our extensive portfolio of initiatives aimed at evolving the future of social work regulation, we are excited about the potential contributions these projects can add to important conversations we are having across the profession.”
Deadline for proposals is June 30, 2023. ASWB anticipates announcing funding selections in late summer 2023. Please see the list of questions and responses below.
Questions and responses
Below are questions received about the RFP and application process. If your questions are not answered below, you may send an email to Jennifer Henkel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funds will be distributed based on a contractual agreement developed when a proposal is chosen. With other projects, funds have been distributed quarterly based on deliverables. However, based on the individuality of each project, other disbursement schedules would be considered.
Researchers are strongly encouraged to explore and use datasets from all available sources.
There is not a budget template. ASWB uses Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Proposals must include a detailed budget that stipulates how funds will be spent, including direct costs, salaries, wages and benefits, administration and overhead (if applicable), contractor costs, materials and supplies, and travel (if applicable).