Cushman Foundation awards and grants honor established foraminiferal workers and support student and career advancement and research on foraminifera or related microorganisms.

The Foundation serves our community and members by increasing accessibility, equity, and inclusion through our grants, fellowships, and awards. We provide financial support to our members to participate in meetings and workshops, and through our reduced membership rates for students and those in developing nations.  For awards and grants, the CFFR selects awardees from all members of our community without discrimination in any way (see Ethics page).  All are welcome to apply.

The CFFR continues to ensure that all activities related to and sponsored by the Foundation are conducted professionally, with all participants treated with respect and dignity.