Hamilton was previously a Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows at Princeton University. Before that, he was a chercheur in the Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Sociale in the Collège de France in Paris, supported by the Fondation Fyssen. He has also been a fellow at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris, a visiting fellow at the Sainsbury Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, a junior fellow at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC, and an Alianza-Mayer fellow at the Denver Art Museum. On a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship, he researched at the Ethnologisches Museum in Berlin and at archaeological sites and museums throughout the Andes. He first lived in Peru in 2005 working with highland weavers in the Cuzco region, supported by post-graduate fellowships from Yale University.
This resource provides support and guidance for personal study and to help you through the dissertation process. It deals with some of the common questions, concerns and practical issues that undergraduate students come across when completing their social science-based dissertation or final year project.
The content for the site was written by academic and support staff who have a particular interest in this area and have a great deal of experience in supervising undergraduate dissertations in the fields of sociology, anthropology, politics, criminology, social policy and social work. The site has not been produced with the aim of providing a set of definitive answers. Instead, we recognise there are many ways in which the journey through the process can be completed. The notes included here draw on the experiences of dissertation supervisors, academic research into the student and staff experiences of study and supervision, and examples of good practice.
The Division of Youth and Family Services have state and federal grants to pay tuition for Social Work students who will work in a DYFS facility for one year after they graduate. The state needs Social Workers for these positions, as soon as possible, to fill the shortage.
Articles in this reference work cover all aspects of social work practice, theory, and research. Each article is written by an expert in the topical area. With over four hundred articles, this resource includes an article on person-in-environment and treats related topics such as ecological theory and systems theory.
The Maryland Department of Human Resources, a state-level department, has partnered with the University of Maryland School of Social Work to offer stipends to BSW (bachelors) and MSW (masters) level students who agree to work for the state after graduation. They must work one year for each academic year that they received stipends. The stipends cover tuition and fees. This is under Title IV-E, Education for Public Child Welfare. There is a shortage in the state workforce of qualified Social Workers, and this stipend aims to repair the situation.
The North Carolina Child Welfare Education Collaborative is another state program to recruit Social Work students willing to work in child welfare agencies after graduation. It is directed at students at the University of North Carolina campuses. These schools will have relevant information.
Provides up-to-date bibliographic references for published research/scholarship in social work and the human services. Topics may be searched by title, abstract, and key words, including the topic “person-in-environment.” Available for articles published since 1977, this resource indexes and abstracts more than five hundred social work journals.
The National Association of Social Workers awards grants to graduate students who do research to find programs needed to aid underserved areas of the community.
Social Work, as a major course of study in higher education, must follow through on its own principles. Many awards are set aside for minority students, and every facility of higher learning, that has a school of Social Work, has funding for students in financial need. Many of these funds are earmarked for underserved populations.
The National Association of Black Social Workers awards scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students. Awards cover tuition and books. Graduate students must have an interest in researching issues in the African-American community. Apply at
Provides up-to-date bibliographic references for published research that covers social work, social welfare, social policy, and community practice, including “person-in-environment” as a researchable item in titles, abstracts, and key words. Available for articles published since 1979, this resource indexes over 1,200 publications/journals in a variety of social work and related professional journals.
The American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work offers the Judith Holm Memorial Student Awards Program grant for master’s level students. Students must present papers “demonstrating mastery of the essentials of clinical Social Work and readiness to enter professional practice.” The award is $2,000 in cash. Apply here:
This organization is for Clinical Social Workers in the state of California, but it is a professional organization, and it is not part of a state incentive program. There are two scholarships for MSW students interested in clinical practice at UCLA or USC. There are other scholarships for students at any California university. Details can be found at: .
This is only for pre-doctoral students in Social Work. It is a generous amount of money in various forms of support: Stipends, research training, travel money for scientific conferences and connecting with researchers across the country, and grant writing. The fund has been established to help students complete their dissertations.