News and Announcements

GSA Connects 2021: Portland, Oregon

The Geological Society of America is planning for an in-person meeting in Portland, Oregon from Oct 10-13. Talks, field trips, meetings, and other events are all part of this venue. Cushman will host its annual symposium, booth, and reception, and we hope to see you there. For more information about the conference, please visit

FORAMS 2023 

Due to ongoing complications with the COVID-19 pandemic, FORAMS 2022 has been postponed to 2023. The meeting will still be held in Perugia, Italy, from June 26-30. Held every four years (approximately), this conference brings together foraminiferal workers from around the world. More details about the meeting are available here.

New Incoming Editor - Journal of Foraminiferal Research 

The Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research would like to announce the recent selection of Marci Robinson as the incoming Editor of the Journal of Foraminiferal Research (JFR) in 2022. Marci is a Research Geologist at the United States Geological Survey in Reston, VA and is a Micropaleontologist specializing in foraminifera and climate change research. Marci will be transitioning with current Editors Ann Holbourn and Wolfgang Kuhnt, whom we thank for their excellent job.

Cushman Foundation Grants and Awards

The Joseph A. Cushman Award for Excellence in Foraminiferal Research

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 reason for nomination. 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 1 September will be considered during the subsequent CF Board of Director's business meeting. Nominations received after 1 September will be considered during the following calendar year. Nominations may remain active for up to three years. For more details visit:

Johanna M. Resig Foraminiferal Research Fellowship

The Cushman Foundation seeks applications in January‒February each year for the Johanna M. Resig Foraminiferal Research Fellowship. This fellowship is made possible by a gift from the estate of Johanna M. Resig, a lifelong specialist on Foraminifera and former editor of the Journal of Foraminiferal Research. The US dollar value of the fellowship in 2021 is anticipated to be $30,000. The purpose of the fellowship is to recognize and forward the careers of outstanding doctoral candidates committed to the advancement of foraminiferal research. The fellowship is restricted to advanced doctoral candidates and is intended to provide major support for the awardee’s last 1–2 years of graduate research. Proposals are judged upon scientific merit and financial need. Application materials must be merged into a single pdf document and submitted to with “Resig Award application” in the subject line. Application materials must be received by 1 March of the application year, with decisions to be announced in April. Details are available at: