MacArthur Fellows Program

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

Ai-jen Poo, Labor Organizer

Class of 2014

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21 Extraordinarily Creative People Who Inspire Us All: Meet the 2014 MacArthur Fellows

“Those who think creativity is dying should examine the life’s work of these extraordinary innovators who work in diverse fields and in different ways to improve our lives...” Cecilia Conrad, Vice President, MacArthur Fellows Program. Read More

Mobility Among Highly Creative People: What Data About MacArthur Fellows Reveal

Data compiled for the first time show that creativity blossoms everywhere; MacArthur Fellows were born in 64 countries, 47 states, and Washington, DC, and they are far more mobile than the general population. Read More

Fellows In the Media

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"How Your Hometown Affects Your Chances of Marriage"

The New York Times
Raj Chetty, 2012 MacArthur Fellow
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"Alison Bechdel Misses Feeling Special"

The New York Times Magazine
Alison Bechdel, 2014 MacArthur Fellow
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"Combat Trauma and the Trials of Homecoming"

University of Maine
Jonathan Shay, 2007 MacArthur Fellow
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"Robert Darnton Closes The Book"

Harvard Gazette
Robert Darnton , 1982 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

Program Director

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

Program Assistant

Diane Estes

Program Assistant

Jennifer Hazen

Program Assistant