In recognition of the critical importance of research in special education that has a meaningful impact on the field, the Division for Research seeks nominations each year for the Kauffman-Hallahan-Pullen Distinguished Researcher Award. This award recognizes individuals or research teams whose research has resulted in more effective services or education for exceptional individuals. Recipients of this award are recognized for both the creation of a research base and the work done to translate this research into practice. Thus, the recognized work may include, but is not limited to, research articles, paper series, monographs, professional development activities, book chapters, and/or books. The Kauffman-Hallahan-Pullen Distinguished Researcher Award, first given in 2012, is funded through earnings of the Handbook of Special Education, edited by James Kauffman, and Paige Pullen and published by Routledge. The award, co-sponsored by Routledge Press, includes $1000 presented at the DR reception held during the CEC Annual Convention. Nominations are sought across all areas of Special Education as well as all forms of research methodology.
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