The Doerr Center promotes social justice through educational events and forums, student scholarship assistance and the funding of collaborative research projects.
Educational Events and Forums
These include an Annual Social Justice Night celebration, forums and workshops on a variety of social justice and human rights issues, advocacy activities, and presentations at national and regional conferences.
Student Scholarship Assistance
The Center provides scholarship assistance to students who integrate social justice activities into their social work studies. Please see Student Funding Opportunities for an explanation of various student activities supported by the Center.
Collaborative Research Projects
The Center awards research grants to Social Work faculty collaborating with researchers in related disciplines and with community-based not-for-profit organizations. Grant winning projects follow a model of collaboration between the faculty members, the community-based not-for-profit and one or more student research assistants. Typically, the majority of the grant funds support the research assistant(s), with a lesser amount in the form of hard dollars for research expenses.