Centers and Institutes


 National Workforce Initiative

In spring 2015, the organizations that comprised the Leadership Roundtable tasked a steering committee with devising a national social work workforce study encompassing all levels and fields of practice. The steering committee organizational members are:

American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare

Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors

Association of Social Work Boards

Council on Social Work Education

Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work

National Association of Deans and Directors of Schools of Social Work

National Association of Social Workers

Society for Social Work and Research

Request for Applications

To address gaps in social work workforce data, the planned study will: (1) have a complete count of social workers; (2) a profile of practitioners; and (3) a means for sustaining and institutionalizing data collection over time. On behalf of the steering committee, CSWE seeks a provider with the qualifications and experience to implement and conduct a study to achieve the project purpose specified in the RFP.

All proposals are due no later than 11:59 pm (Eastern), October 31, 2016. If interested, please submit a proposal and cover letter outlining your experience and expertise to Any questions about the RFP can be addressed to

Workforce Request for Proposals