MacArthur Fellows Program

The MacArthur Fellows Program celebrates and inspires the creative potential of individuals through no-strings-attached fellowships. Learn more

Craig Fennie, Materials Scientist

Class of 2013

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24 Extraordinarily Creative People Who Inspire Us All: Meet the 2013 MacArthur Fellows

“This year’s class of MacArthur Fellows is an extraordinary group of individuals who collectively reflect the breadth and depth of American creativity.” -- Cecilia Conrad, Vice President, MacArthur Fellows program Read More

Fellows In the Media

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"George Lucas Announces Architects for Lakefront Museum" thumbnail

"George Lucas Announces Architects for Lakefront Museum"

Chicago Tribune Breaking News
Jeanne Gang, 2011 MacArthur Fellow
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"Hold the Phone: A Big-Data Conundrum" thumbnail

"Hold the Phone: A Big-Data Conundrum"

The New York Times Upshot
Sendhil Mullainathan , 2002 MacArthur Fellow
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"2013 National Humanities Medalists Announced"

National Endowment for the Humanities
Stanley Nelson , 2002 MacArthur Fellow
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"Interview with the Dean: A Vision to Cure Blindness" thumbnail

"Interview with the Dean: A Vision to Cure Blindness"

Weill Cornell Medical College News
Sheila Nirenberg, 2013 MacArthur Fellow
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"Jad Abumrad & Robert Krulwich" thumbnail

"Jad Abumrad & Robert Krulwich"

The Colbert Report
Jad Abumrad, 2011 MacArthur Fellow
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"Fleeting Artworks, Melting Like Sugar"

The New York Times Art & Design
Kara E. Walker , 1997 MacArthur Fellow
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"'Paper Lantern' and 'Ecstatic Cahoots,' by Stuart Dybek"

San Francisco Chronicle
Stuart Dybek, 2007 MacArthur Fellow
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"Junot Díaz"

Financial Times
Junot Díaz, 2012 MacArthur Fellow
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"Obama Adviser on Front Lines of Climate Fight"

The New York Times
John P. Holdren , 1981 MacArthur Fellow
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Review Affirms Impact and Inspiration of MacArthur Fellows Program

“We are proud of the Fellows Program and its impact on the lives of not just those selected but people all over the world." Cecilia Conrad, Vice President, MacArthur Fellows program. Read More
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"Five Myths About the MacArthur ‘Genius Grants’"

Commentary by Cecilia Conrad originally published in the Washington Post Read More

Staff

Portrait of Cecilia A. Conrad

Cecilia A. Conrad

Vice President, MacArthur Fellows Program

Melissa Flagg

Senior Program Officer

Marlies A. Carruth

Senior Program Officer

Christina Lovely

Program Officer

Don Meyer

Program Officer

Krista L. Pospisil

Program Officer

Laura E. Scholl

Program Officer

Maureen P. Atwell

Program Administrator

Eloise E. Daniels

Department Assistant

Diane Estes

Department Assistant

Jennifer Hazen

Program Assistant