The School of Social Welfare acknowledges that the University of Kansas resides on the ancestral territory of several tribal nations, including the Kaw, Osage, and Shawnee Peoples. Specifically, the University occupies land taken from these Native Peoples in 1825 with the Kaw Treaty and with the Shawnee Treaty enforced in 1854.
We provide support to researchers so they may successfully carry out transformative social work scholarship. This includes proposal development aid, connection with university or external resources, interacting & advocating with other entities at KU or sponsors on the researcher's behalf, promoting research & opportunities for research discussions & dissemination, providing assistance to our research centers, funding research activities & promoting current initiatives.
Participation in research provides students with the opportunity to critically apply classroom knowledge to real-world community-based examination of social conditions and solutions. Students learn how to conduct, disseminate & translate research.