MacArthur Fellows Program

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

Mary L. Bonauto, Civil Rights Lawyer

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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"The Biased Eye"

NPR
Jennifer L. Eberhardt, 2014 MacArthur Fellow
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"Eurydice in the Underworld"

Palo Alto Weekly
Sarah Ruhl , 2006 MacArthur Fellow
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"Big Read Author and MacArthur Fellow Dinaw Mengestu"

National Endowment for the Arts Podcast
Dinaw Mengestu, 2012 MacArthur Fellow
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"What Did It Take To Find The Giant Squid?"

NPR TED Radio Hour
Edith Widder , 2006 MacArthur Fellow
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"Can Microbes in the Gut Influence the Brain?"

LiveScience
Sarkis Mazmanian, 2012 MacArthur Fellow
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"Dr. Atul Gawande on 'The Idea of Wellbeing.'"

Minnesota Public Radio
Atul Gawande , 2006 MacArthur Fellow
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"Lateefah Simon: Youth Advocate Nominated as Visionary of the Year"

San Francisco Chronicle
Lateefah Simon , 2003 MacArthur Fellow
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"Perceptions of Race at a Glance"

The New York Times
Jennifer L. Eberhardt, 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