This Grant was established in 2004 in memory of Alfred R. Loeblich, Jr. and Helen Tappan. The Grant supports undergraduate and graduate student research on any aspect of living or fossil foraminifera or other protists, such as diatoms, coccolithophorids, dinoflagellates, acritarchs, or radiolaria. Research on geochemistry using microfossils only as geochemical indicators is not funded; however, geochemistry that relates to any aspect of living or fossil foraminifera is fundable and should be explained.
Current students with developed research projects in these areas are encouraged to apply for support. Applicants must be Cushman Foundation members at the time of application. To apply you will need to fill out the application form and provide a description of the proposed research, why it is important, a detailed budget with justification for the expenditures and a curriculum vitae. Budgets should provide sufficient detail that a complete understanding of the financial aspects of the proposed work is clear. A letter of support from the student's faculty advisor is also required. These should be sent to by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. No Grant will be made for more than $3000. The Board of Directors reserves the right to make no awards or to make awards that differ from the requested budget.
Decisions will be made by the Board of Directors by late April.
A letter reporting the progress of the awardee and use of the Foundation's funds is expected within two years after the Grant. The Board of Directors hopes that the awardees will submit their results to one of the Foundation's publications, and in any case, requests that acknowledgment of the Grant be included in any thesis, dissertation or publication that results from work supported by an Grant of the Foundation.
Proposals will be judged upon scientific merit and financial need. Proposals should consist of an application form, a short (1-3 pages) summary of the student's research, a curriculum vitae, a budget and a letter of support from the advisor. The CFFR does not discriminate in its selection of grantees in any way.
Previous awardees should include a short summary of research completed with the Grant. Decisions will be made by the Cushman Foundation Board of Directors by late April. Proposals should be submitted by March 1 and sent by email to email@example.com.