MacArthur Fellows Program

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

Yitang Zhang, Mathematician

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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"Rutgers Professor Who Received 'Genius' Grant Prepares for Next Project" thumbnail

"Rutgers Professor Who Received 'Genius' Grant Prepares for Next Project"

North Jersey Breaking Local News
Julie Livingston, 2013 MacArthur Fellow Read More

"Elma Lewis' Long Legacy of High Standards"

The Berkeley Beacon
Elma Lewis, 1981 MacArthur Fellow
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"Earliest Nervous System Found in Fossil"

ABC Science
Nicholas Strausfeld, 1995 MacArthur Fellow
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"Berkeley Researcher Brings Voices of Past Back to Life"

Inside Bay Area
Carl Haber, 2013 MacArthur Fellow Read More

"10 Things to Know About Food on World Food Day"

The Huffington Post
Lester Brown, 1986 MacArthur Fellow
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"Charles Wuorinen 75th Birthday Concert Set for the Morgan Library, 11/20"

Broadway World
Charles Wuorinen, 1986 MacArthur Fellow
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"Stanley Crouch Recounts Rise of Jazz Giant Charlie 'Bird' Parker"

PBS NewsHour
Stanley Crouch, 1983 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