Call for Nominations: 2009 Distinguished Early Career Research Award
Division for Research, Council for Exceptional Children
In recognition of the critical role of research to both current practice in and the future of the field of Special Education, the Division for Research seeks nominations for the Distinguished Early Career Research Award. This award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding scientific contributions in special education, in basic and/or applied research, within the first 10 years following receipt of the doctoral degree. Nominations are sought across all areas of Special Education as well as all forms of research methodology. For the award, to be presented at the 2009 CEC Annual Convention, nominations of individuals who received their doctoral degrees in 1999 or later are sought. The award, co sponsored by the Donald D. Hammill Foundation, includes $1000 presented at the 2009 DR reception at the CEC Annual Convention and an invited presentation at CEC the following year. Previous recipients of this award include: Michael Wehmeyer, Ron Nelson, Patricia Mathes, Rollanda O’Connor, Batya Elbaum, Terrance Scott, Kathleen Lane, Frank Symons, Bryan Cook, and Michael Coyne. Further information on previous recipients can be found at http://www.cecdr.org/.
To submit a nomination for this award (self nominations are welcome), email a copy of each of the following, or mail 5 COLLATED SETS of (email submissions preferred):
- A letter of nomination, NO LONGER THAN 3 pages, addressing each of the following as appropriate:
- the general theme(s) of the nominee’s research
- important theoretical contributions attributable to the nominee
- critical research findings
- degree to which the nominee’s work has influenced the work of others both within and outside the field of Special Education, in the areas of practice, teacher preparation, and future research
- the extent to which the nominee has mentored students or others in research in Special Education
- A complete and current vitae
- No more than five representative reprints; the emphasis here is to be on primary reports of research, as opposed to books or chapters
- Names, addresses, and phone numbers of up to five references familiar with the nominee’s work.
Submit these materials by email, or postmarked, no later than October 15, 2008, to the address below. Materials that do not conform to the guidelines here will be returned.
Dr. Karen R. Harris, Chair, DR Awards Committee, Dept. of Special Education, Peabody College of Education Box 228, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37203
Email: Karen.Harris _at_ Vanderbilt.edu
Members of the award committee include Lynn Fuchs, Michael Epstein, Marty Kaufman, Sam Odom, and Karen Harris.
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