Announcing Ontario Association of Social Workers 
Accelerator Research Grants Program


The OASW Accelerator Research Grants Program will provide three grants of up to $10,000 annually beginning in January 2017.  

Applications for funding will be accepted between January 15th and March 15th of each year.  

What are the goals of the Program?

The Grants Program aligns with OASW’s Strategic Directions and supports social work research that:
-Provides evidence of the value, efficiency and/or cost-effectiveness of social work interventions and 
-Highlights the impact of the Social Determinants of Health on health care status/health outcomes.  

Projects approved for grants must be innovative, evidence-based, and reflect sound research methods.  

Who is eligible to receive funding?   

Applicants must:  

-Be an OASW member for a minimum of 6 months, prior to applying 
-Be a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
-Partner with a researcher who may be in social work or another discipline 

What projects are eligible for funding?

Projects that will be considered for funding may include:  
-evaluation of a clinical intervention, practice changes or models of service delivery 
-analysis of clinical data 
-surveys of practice in areas relevant to OASW’s Strategic Directions 
-program evaluation  
-case studies

Areas of overarching importance include:

-acute and primary health care
-Indigenous health
-mental health and addictions 
-older adults and caregivers
-social work scope of practice