Skip to Content

IIDEA Research Awards

In order to carry out the Rutgers School of Social Work strategic plan and demonstrate outstanding commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, the SSW’s Research Advisory Committee and Inclusion, Intersectionality, Diversity, Equity, & Advancement (IIDEA) Committee worked synergistically to inaugurate the first School-wide Research Recognition Awards in the area of IIDEA:

  1. Exemplary IIDEA Research Recognition Award 
  2. Emerging Scholar IIDEA Research Award 

The 2021 award winners are Assistant Professor Abigail Williams-Butler (Exemplary IIDEA Research Recognition Award) and PhD student Iris Cardenas (Emerging Scholar IIDEA Research Award).

For inquiries, please e-mail You can review the rubrics that are used by the Research Advisory and IIDEA Committees to evaluate nominations for the Exemplary IIDEA Research Recognition Award and the Emerging Scholar IIDEA Research Award.

Back to top