MacArthur Fellows Program

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

Terrance Hayes, Poet

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

RSS

"Program That Sends Urban Students to Elite Colleges Comes to Houston This Fall"

From The New York Times
Deborah Bial, MacArthur Fellow, 2012v
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"Researchers Fight Dementia at Brain Science Frontier"

From the Fountain Valley Patch
William Seeley, MacArthur Fellow, 2011
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"Tech 'Start-up for Good" Marks Ten Years"

From Palo Alto Online
James Fruchterman, MacArthur Fellow. 2006
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"The Brains Behind the Bridge"

From Seacoast Online
Theodore Zoli, MacArthur Fellow, 2009
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"Lunch with the FT: Esther Duflo"

From the Financial Times
Esther Duflo, MacArthur Fellow, 2009
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"Will Allen Recounts His Farming Roots"

From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Will Allen, MacArthur Fellow, 2008
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"Katherine Boo"

From The Colbert Report
Katherine Boo, MacArthur Fellow, 2002
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"Automatic Recharging, From a Distance"

From The New York Times
Marin Marin Soljačić, MacArthur Fellow, 2008
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"A Prosecutor Becomes a Champion for the Elderly"

From The New York Times
Marie-Therese Connolly, MacArthur Fellow, 2011
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"Personal Tutors And Paying For Good Grades: Roland Fryer’s Experiments On Children"

From Co.Exist
Roland Fryer, MacArthur Fellow, 2011
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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