Joint Program in Social Work

Universities of NCA&T and UNCG

This directory lists a range of funding opportunities for Ph.D. students. Because the program only guarantees financial support for the first year of studies (and only for full time students), it is critical students explore additional funding opportunities.

Faculty are here to help. We can write letters of recommendation, help you develop research project ideas, and offer feedback on funding proposals. The important thing is to be proactive – don’t wait for faculty to nominate you for an award or for an opportunity to hit your inbox!

Please also consider the below guides as starting points in combination with the links already identified.


External Sources

NASW Foundation:

National Institutes:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:

Diversity related:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases:

National Institutes of Health – Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Grant Award:

National Institute on Drug Abuse – Drug Abuse Dissertation Research (R36):

National Institute on Aging – Aging Research Dissertation Awards to Increase Diversity (R36):