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  • 1.  Field-related funding

    Posted Aug 19, 2022 08:54

    It's August so you still have time to help us establish an important baseline assessment on the status of field related funding. Your input matters even if funding is not something your students receive or your office tracks. And if you do, we sure want to count that.

    We all know this is an increasingly important issue for our social work students and we're trying to get a baseline for our status now. Your input is greatly appreciated.

    The purpose of this survey is to gain a better understanding about field-related funding in social work programs and schools.

    We have identified five sources of academic institutional student funding not including loans.

    Questions on this survey are specific to 3) field-related funding:

    1) Student employment, e.g., teaching/graduate assistant, work-study positions

    2) Academic scholarships, i.e., supported by endowments but not specific to internship placement or responsibilities

    3) Field-related

    1. Work-based placements, i.e., students are paid as employees, not as student interns
    2. Agency funding, i.e., stipends paid by the internship agency to the interns
    3. Program/School funding, i.e., endowment or grant-related funding tied to internship expectations


    Please note that the questions are specific to the number of internships, not the number of agencies. For example, if you have one agency that routinely hosts three interns, that would count as three internships.


    Please submit one survey per field program. We look forward to sharing aggregate findings of this survey with CSWE field directors and programs in November. All survey responses are anonymous by survey design. You will have the option to receive more information by completing a separate contact form on the last screen.


    Thank you,


    Tanya Voss

    Clinical Professor | Assistant Dean for Field Education | Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
    The University of Texas at Austin | Steve Hicks School of Social Work |
    1925 San Jacinto Blvd | Austin, TX 78712

    Clinical Professor | Assistant Dean for Field Education | Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
    The University of Texas at Austin | Steve Hicks School of Social Work |
    1925 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78712

  • 2.  RE: Field-related funding

    Posted Oct 10, 2022 22:17
    Hello Tanya,

    I am curious about your survey and would be happy to respond if it is still open.  We are exploring options for supporting our BSW students in field placements using federal work study.  I'm curious if you have found others using work study in this way?

    Lee Ann DeShong-Cook
    Assistant Professor
    Juniata College
    Huntingdon PA