MacArthur Fellows Program

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

Tara Zahra, Historian of Modern Europe

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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"'Genius Grant' Saxman Steve Coleman Redefining Jazz"

The Philadelphia Inquirer
Steve Coleman, 2014 MacArthur Fellow
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"Swamp Stories"

The Inlander
Karen Russell, 2013 MacArthur Fellow
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"This Alien Life"

Colorado Springs Independent
Jad Abumrad, 2011 MacArthur Fellow
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"We're Gonna Party Like It's 1939"

Wall Street Journal
Jason Moran, 2010 MacArthur Fellow
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"Atul Gawande on The Daily Show"

The Daily Show
Atul Gawande , 2006 MacArthur Fellow
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"A Conversation with C. Kevin Boyce (BS ’95)"

Caltech Alumni Association
C. Kevin Boyce, 2013 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
Portrait of Laura E. Scholl

Laura E. Scholl

Program Officer

Maureen P. Atwell

Program Administrator

Eloise E. Daniels

Department Assistant

Diane Estes

Department Assistant

Jennifer Hazen

Program Assistant