MacArthur Fellows Program

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

Tara Zahra, Historian of Modern Europe

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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"A Mathematician and Computer Scientist with Area Ties Wins a MacArthur Fellowship" thumbnail

"A Mathematician and Computer Scientist with Area Ties Wins a MacArthur Fellowship"

From The Philadelphia Inquirer
Daniel Spielman, MacArthur Fellow, 2012
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"CU Doctor Wins Genius Award for Patient Transitions Initiative" thumbnail

"CU Doctor Wins Genius Award for Patient Transitions Initiative"

From The Denver Post
Eric Coleman, MacArthur Fellow, 2012
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"Our Views: Rabalais Gets ‘Genius’ Grant" thumbnail

"Our Views: Rabalais Gets ‘Genius’ Grant"

From The Advocate
Nancy Rabalais, MacArthur Fellow, 2012
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"Eric Coleman Named MacArthur Foundation Fellow" thumbnail

"Eric Coleman Named MacArthur Foundation Fellow"

From Health Affairs
Eric Coleman, MacArthur Fellow, 2012
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"'Genius Grant' Winner Finds Humans' Closest Allies in Their Guts" thumbnail

"'Genius Grant' Winner Finds Humans' Closest Allies in Their Guts"

From the Los Angeles Time
Sarkis Mazmanian, MacArthur Fellow, 2012
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"UCLA Worm Researcher Receives 'Genius Grant'" thumbnail

"UCLA Worm Researcher Receives 'Genius Grant'"

From the Los Angeles Times
Elissa Hallem, MacArthur Fellow, 2012
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"'Genius Grant' for Geriatrician Who Helped Cut Hospital Readmissions"

From AARP
Eric Coleman, MacArthur Fellow, 2012
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"Boston Neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Warf Awarded MacArthur Foundation ‘Genius Grant’" thumbnail

"Boston Neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Warf Awarded MacArthur Foundation ‘Genius Grant’"

From The Boston Globe
Benjamin Warf, MacArthur Fellow, 2012
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“Surprise Grants Transforming 23 More Lives”

From The New York Times
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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