MacArthur Fellows Program

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

Alison Bechdel, Cartoonist and Graphic Memoirist

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
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"Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: 'Americanah'"

The Kojo Nnamdi Show
Chimamanda Adichie, 2008 MacArthur Fellow
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"Coastal Command"

The Scientist
Nancy Rabalais, 2012 MacArthur Fellow
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"MacArthur Genius Working to Bring Sight to the Blind"

National Geographic
Sheila Nirenberg, 2013 MacArthur Fellow Read More

"The MacArthur Fellows Program"

WBEZ Afternoon Shift
Cecilia Conrad, Vice President, MacArthur Fellows program
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"Diagnosing Self-Destruction"

From Science Friday
Matthey Nock, 2011 MacArthur Fellow
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"Days Late, Dollars Short"

The Economist
Sendhil Mullanaithan, 2002 MacArthur Fellow
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"How is a Wind Farm Like a School of Fish?"

MIT Technology Review
John Dabiri, 2010 MacArthur Fellow
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"The MacArthur Fellows Program"

WBEZ's Afternoon Shift Read More

"The Benefits of Cash Without Conditions"

The New York Times
Tina Rosenberg, 1987 MacArthur Fellow Read More

"A Strong Voice for Environmental Action in Louisiana's Cancer Alley"

The Los Angeles Times
Wilma Subra, 1999 MacArthur Fellow Read More
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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