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The CEC Special Education Research Award

This award recognizes a CEC member whose research has had a direct impact on practice, programs, or policy needs and has improved positive outcomes for children and youth with exceptionalities.

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    Deadline:
    October 18, 2022
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    Award Details:

    The CEC Special Education Research Award recognizes a CEC member whose research has had a direct impact on practice, programs, or policy needs and has improved positive outcomes for children and youth with exceptionalities.

     

    Nominations may be made by an individual or a CEC-affiliated organization (unit, chapter, division, or subdivision). Self-nominations are not accepted. 

     

    Benefits

    The award recipient will be:  

    • invited to attend the CEC 2023 Convention & Expo, March 1 – 4, 2023, in Louisville, KY, compliments of CEC (CEC will cover the recipient’s registration);
    • recognized and receive a commemorative plaque at an Awards Luncheon during the CEC 2023 Convention & Expo
    • given a $500 cash honorarium; and 
    • featured in a press release on the CEC website (https://exceptionalchildren.org

    Eligibility Requirements 

    • A least one lead researcher must be a CEC member at the time of nomination and granting of the award.  
    • The research of the nominee must be directed at improving the success of children and youth with exceptionalities. 

     

    Selection Considerations 

    • The CEC Honors Committee has the authority to give only one CEC Special Education Research Award or opt not to grant the award in any given year. 
    • NOTE: With their permission, individuals nominated for this award but who are not selected may be included in the pool of nominees the following year. If the nominator who originally submitted the nomination intends to resubmit it for a second year, they may do so by sending a letter of intent to the Honors Committee Staff Liaison (see below). The previous nomination materials can be reused.   

    Rules and Instructions for Nomination  

    • All nomination materials must be submitted by 12:00 pm ET, September 19, 2022.
    • The nomination form is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MDM3Q9G 
    • Supporting materials may uploaded into the online nomination form as PDF, doc or docx files. If you are unable to upload them, please email them to Sharon Rodriguez.  
    • Please use the file name to clearly label each section and all nomination materials (e.g., “John_Smith_2023_Research_Award.doc” or “John _Smith_Vitae.doc”). 
    • All materials submitted become the property of CEC and will not be returned. 
    • Nominations are accepted from individuals or from a CEC-affiliated organization (CEC unit, chapter, division, or subdivision). 
    • Posthumous nominations are not accepted. 

    Apply Online

     

    Required Materials 

    The nomination packet is divided into four sections:  

    • Research Information
      • Please provide a description of the research program for which the nominee is being nominated. (750-word maximum)
      • Please provide an analysis and evaluation of the extent to which the research has had a direct impact on practice, programs, or policy needs and has improved the education of children and youth with exceptionalities. Quantitative support should be provided where possible. (750-word maximum)
    • Vita of Nominee  
    • Letters of Support  
      • Please include at least two, and up to four, letters of recommendation addressing the specific research program for which the applicant is being nominated. The letters should describe the impact of the research on practice, programs, or policy needs that has resulted in positive outcomes for children and youth with exceptionalities.  
    • Published Articles 
      • Please include one to two published articles related to the research project. 
    2023 Tim Lewis    
    2022

    Charles MacArthur, Ph.D.,
    University of Delaware

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    2021 Linda Mason, Ph.D.,
    George Mason University
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    2020 Mitchell Yell    
    2019 Asha Jitendra    
    2018 Diane Browder    
    2017 Perry A. Zirkel    
    2016 Michael L. Wehmeyer    
    2015 Joseph Wehby    
    2014 Kathleen Lynne Lane    
    2013 Russell Gersten    
    2012 Sharon Vaughn    
    2010 Phillip S. Strain    
    2009 Joseph R. Jenkins    
    2008 Stanley Deno    
    2007 Samuel Odom    
    2006 Margo Mastropieri and Thomas Scruggs    
    2005 Karen Harris    
    2004 Steve Graham    
    2003 Doug & Lynn Fuchs    
    2002 Richard L. Simpson    
    2001 Mark Wolery    
    2000 Daniel Hallahan    
    1999 Donald MacMillan    
    1998 Naomi Zigmond    
    1997 Juniper Gardens Children Project    
    1996 Tanis Bryan    
    1995 James E. Ysseldyke    
    1994 James M. Kauffman    
    1993 Hill M. Walker    
    1992 Barbara K. Keogh    
    1991 Melvyn I. Semmel    

     

    Last Updated:  30 January, 2023

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