MacArthur Fellows Program

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

Sarah Deer, Legal Scholar and Advocate

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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"Iyer Mixes Jazz, Art to Create Musical Style"

SF Gate
Vijay Iyer, 2013 MacArthur Fellow
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New UA Report Details Successes and Best Practices in Heritage Food Recovery

The University of Arizona
Gary Paul Nabhan, 1990 MacArthur Fellow
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"Opinion: The Climate Change Era is Already Upon Us"

The Daily Climate
Jane Lubchenco, 1993 MacArthur Fellow
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"Family Doc’s Coalition Brings Care to City’s Neediest"

Family Practice News
< a href="http://www.macfound.org/fellows/886/">Jeffrey Brenner, 2013 MacArthur Fellow Read More

"Everyday Artifacts are Lovingly Preserved in Quirky Museum of Appalachia"

Detroit Free Press
John Rice Irwin, 1989 MacArthur Fellow
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"Health Care’s 1% — Costly Super-Users — a Real Challenge"

Richmond Times-Dispatch
Eric Coleman, 2012 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