Nominations are sought for the Joseph A. Cushman Award, which was established to honor living researchers who have made outstanding contributions in the field of foraminiferology. Nominations are considered at the Cushman Foundation Board of Director's annual business meeting, which occurs each year in conjunction with the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting. A nomination letter and up to three support letters should each be a maximum of two pages. The nomination letter must include a 300-word summary of the candidate’s achievements in the study of foraminifera, impact on the international research community, and influence as a mentor and/or educator. Each nomination should include the nominee’s CV and must be merged into a single pdf document and submitted to email@example.com with “Cushman Award nomination” in the subject line. The nominator of the awardee will have primary responsibility for writing the citation to be read at the Cushman Foundation Annual Reception. Nominations and supporting letters received by 15 September will be considered during the subsequent CF Board of Director's business meeting. Nominations received after 15 September will be considered during the following calendar year. Nominations may remain active for up to three years.
1980 - Fred B Phleger and M. Ruth Todd1981 - Frances L. Parker1982 - Helen Tappan and Alfred R. Loeblich, Jr.1983 - W. Storrs Cole1984 - Hans Martin Bolli and Paul Brvnnimann1985 - Lloyd G. Henbest and Dagmar M. Rauser-Chernousova1986 - Heinrich Hiltermann1987 - Frederick T. Banner1988 - Esteban Boltovskoy1989 - Zeev Reiss1991 - Cornelis Willem Drooger1992 - Valery A. Krasheninnikov1993 - Yokichi Takayanagi1994 - Charles Geoffrey Adams1995 - William A. Berggren1996 - Sheng Jinzhang and Rolf W. Feyling-Hanssen1997 - Lukas Hottinger1998 - Ivan de Klasz1999 - John J. Lee2000 - Charles A. Ross2001 - John Murray2002 - Isabella Premoli Silva2003 - Zheng Shouyi2004 - Martin A. Buzas and Richard K. Olsson2005 - Barun K. Sen Gupta2006 - James P. Kennett and Jere H. Lipps2007 - Louisette Zaninetti2008 - George H. Scott2009 - John Whittaker2010 - Andrew J. Gooday2011 - Christoph Hemleben2012 - Khadyzhat M. Saidova2013 - David B. Scott and Franco S. Medioli2014 - Stephen J. Culver2015 - Pamela Hallock2016 - Hiroshi Kitizato2017 - Bruce W. Hayward2018 - Johnathan Erez2019 - Valeria Mikhalevich2020 - Ellen Thomas2021 - Karen Luise Knudsen2022 - Rajiv Nigam