Become a Cushman Foundation Member

To review the Cushman Foundation's membership categories and to begin the enrollment process, follow this link to our Join page!

Membership in the Cushman Foundation supports the goal of promoting research on foraminifera and allied organisms and benefits members in various ways. Membership dues chiefly support the publication of the Journal of Foraminiferal Research in print and online. With strong editorial leadership, the Journal of Foraminiferal Research publishes scientific articles of high professional standards, as reflected in the caliber of its articles, the superior quality of its reproductions and its high frequency of citation. An index of articles and directory of members is published annually in the October issue. A useful summary of recent publications on foraminifera appears in each issue. In addition, the Foundation publishes an actively growing series of Special Publications, many of which are currently available for purchase.

Special rate or gratis memberships are available in the following cases:


* Memberships for those from developing countries pay 1/3 the rate for Regular Online memberships ($30 per year). The reduced rates are available to members from nations with economies other than “High-income” as classified by the World Bank. If you would like to purchase a membership at this discounted rate, please email us at


* Memberships for students are GRATIS and provide online-only access to the Journal of Foraminiferal Research. Students must be enrolled in a degree program at a university or college. To request a gratis membership, please send an email to to request access to our digital student membership enrollment form."


* Professionals in financial distress could request to purchase a membership at this discounted rate, please email us at In your email, please include the physical address of either your home or work for our records.



With membership in the Cushman Foundation, you will receive access to a Membership Directory to connect with like-minded individuals and fellow members of the Cushman Foundation.