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

RSS
"Inexpensive CNC Machines Turn Students Into Manufacturers" thumbnail

"Inexpensive CNC Machines Turn Students Into Manufacturers"

From NPR
Saul Griffith, MacArthur Fellow, 2007 Read More
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"How a Black Hole Really Works "

The Wall Street Journal
Andrea Ghez, 2008 MacArthur Fellow
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"The Elusive Digital Stradivarius"

From The Story on NPR
Joseph Curtin, MacArthur Fellow, 2005 Read More
"Claire Chase on New Music and the Dawn of the ICE Age" thumbnail

"Claire Chase on New Music and the Dawn of the ICE Age"

From The Street
Claire Chase, MacArthur Fellow, 2012
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"How Laura Poitras Helped Snowden Spill His Secrets"

From The New York Times
Laura Poitras, MacArthur Fellow, 2012
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"When a Co-Pay Gets in the Way of Health"

From The New York Times
Sendhil Mullainathan, MacArthur Fellow, 2002
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"Chris Thile Makes Plucky Move From Bluegrass to Bach"

From PBS News Hour
Chris Thile, MacArthur Fellow, 2012 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