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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"Creating Quantum Matter"

From US News and World Report
Markus Greiner, MacArthur Fellow, 2011
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"William Seeley: Brain Explorer"

From Lancet
William Seeley, MacArthur Fellow, 2011
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"A Genius Among Us: UCSF Neuroscientist William Seeley"

From Crosscurrents for KALW News
William Seeley, MacArthur Fellow, 2011
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"Harvard Researcher Puts Spotlight on Suicide"

From Clinical Psychiatry News
Matthew Nock, MacArthur Fellow, 2011
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"MacArthur Fellow Leads the Fight Against Elder Abuse"

From USA Today
Marie-Therese Connolly, MacArthur Fellow, 2011
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Unique Approach to Covering Science

From US News and World Report Read More

Medical Field Looks to Comfort the Ill

From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Read More

What these 3 MacArthur Foundation Winners Do is Genius

From the Detroit Free Press 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

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