MacArthur Fellows Program

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

Khaled Mattawa, Translator and Poet

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
"Black Hole Fails to Destroy Mystery Cosmic Cloud" thumbnail

"Black Hole Fails to Destroy Mystery Cosmic Cloud"

National Geographic
Andrea Ghez, 2008 MacArthur Fellow
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"Vijay Iyer Melds 'Rites of Spring,' Hindu Holi Festival" thumbnail

"Vijay Iyer Melds 'Rites of Spring,' Hindu Holi Festival"

The Tennessean
Vijay Iyer, 2013 MacArthur Fellow
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"Kara Walker’s Thought-Provoking Art"

The Wall Street Journal
Kara E. Walker , 1997 MacArthur Fellow
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"Meiotic Adaptation to Whole Genome Duplication"

New Phytologist
Kirsten Bomblies, 2008 MacArthur Fellow
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"Mysterious G2 Cloud Near Black Hole Identified"

Astronomy Magazine
Andrea Ghez, 2008 MacArthur Fellow
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"Offering Playwrights a Better Deal"

The New York Times
Samuel D. Hunter, 2014 MacArthur Fellow
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"A Passionate 'Genius'"

Minnesota Women's Press
Sarah Deer, 2014 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

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