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

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"Pittsburgh Poet Terrance Hayes Named MacArthur Fellow"

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Terrance Hayes, 2014 MacArthur Fellow
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"Samuel Hunter, Ensemble Playwright at Victory Gardens, Named MacArthur Fellow"

Chicago Sun-Times Entertainment
Samuel D. Hunter, 2014 MacArthur Fellow
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"Sarah Deer Among 21 Diverse MacArthur 'Genius Grant' Winners"

Indian Country Today Media Network
Sarah Deer, 2014 MacArthur Fellow
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"Stanford's Jennifer Eberhardt Wins MacArthur 'Genius' Grant"

Los Angeles Times Science
Jennifer L. Eberhardt, 2014 MacArthur Fellow
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"U-M Arabic Poetry Translator Wins 'Genius' Grant"

Detroit Free Press
Khaled Mattawa, 2014 MacArthur Fellow
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"UI Professor: MacArthur Award 'Completely Blindsided Me'"

The News-Gazette
Tami Bond, 2014 MacArthur Fellow
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"Where Geniuses Live"

CityLab
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"MacArthur Fellows Boss on Genius, Creativity"

Chicago Tribune Arts & Entertainment
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"Architect Jeanne Gang to Help Museum Campus Planning"

Chicago Tribune News
Jeanne Gang, 2011 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