MacArthur Fellows Program

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

Joshua Oppenheimer, Documentary Filmmaker

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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"Harvard, MIT Join on Artificial Intelligence Research"

Computerworld
L. Mahadevan, 2009 MacArthur Fellow
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"UBC Researcher Donates MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant to Biodiversity Training Program" thumbnail

"UBC Researcher Donates MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant to Biodiversity Training Program"

From University of British Columbia Science
Sarah Otto, 2011 MacArthur Fellow
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"Study Explains Stability of Our Ecosystem Within"

U-T San Diego
Sarkis Mazmanian, 2012 MacArthur Fellow
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"Toronto: Errol Morris on Facing Off Against Donald Rumsfeld in 'Unknown Known' (Q&A)"

The Hollywood Reporter
Errol Morris, 1989 MacArthur Fellow
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"Edwidge Danticat: Daughter of Haiti"

StarTribune
Edwidge Danticat, 2010 MacArthur Fellow
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"Chris Thile on Recording Bach - Part I"

MandolinCafe.com
Chris Thile, 2012 MacArthur Fellow
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"Deciding When to Enter a Palliative Care Unit"

The New York Times
Diane Meier, 2008 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