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Organic Chemist Phil Baran, 2013 MacArthur Fellow

Organic Chemist Phil Baran was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2013. The Fellowship is a $625,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more.  View ... Read More
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Neuroscientist Sheila Nirenberg, 2013 MacArthur Fellow

Neuroscientist Sheila Nirenberg was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2013. The Fellowship is a $625,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more.  View Sheila ... Read More
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Medieval Historian Robin Fleming, 2013 MacArthur Fellow

Medieval Historian Robin Fleming was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2013. The Fellowship is a $625,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more. View ... Read More
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Materials Scientist Craig Fennie, 2013 MacArthur Fellow

Designing new materials, atom by atom, that have electrical, magnetic, and optical properties desirable for electronics and improved communication technology. Read More
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Jazz Pianist and Composer Vijay Iyer, 2013 MacArthur Fellow

Jazz Pianist and Composer Vijay Iyer was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2013. The Fellowship is a $625,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do ... Read More
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Immigration Lawyer Margaret Stock, 2013 MacArthur Fellow

Immigration Lawyer Margaret Stock was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2013. The Fellowship is a $625,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more.  View ... Read More
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Fiction Writer Karen Russell, 2013 MacArthur Fellow

Fiction Writer Karen Russel was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2013. The Fellowship is a $625,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more.  View ... Read More
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Choreographer and Dancer Kyle Abraham, 2013 MacArthur Fellow

Choreographer and Dancer Kyle Abraham was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2013. The Fellowship is a $625,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more ... Read More
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Choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, 2013 MacArthur Fellow

Choreographer Alexei Ratmansky was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2013. The Fellowship is a $625,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more. View Alexei ... Read More
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Audio Preservationist Carl Haber, 2013 MacArthur Fellow

Audio Preservationist Carl Haber was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2013. The Fellowship is a $625,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more. View ... Read More
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Atomic Physicist Ana Maria Rey, 2013 MacArthur Fellow

Atomic Physicist Ana Maria Rey was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2013. The Fellowship is a $625,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more ... Read More
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Astrophysicist Sara Seager, 2013 MacArthur Fellow

Astrophysicist Sara Seager was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2013. The Fellowship is a $625,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more.  View Sara ... Read More
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Agricultural Ecologist David Lobell, 2013 MacArthur Fellow

Agricultural Ecologist David Lobell was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2013. The Fellowship is a $625,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more.  View ... Read More
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"How I Write: Jonathan Lethem"

The Daily Beast
Jonathan Lethem, 2005 MacArthur Fellow
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"Steppenwolf Ensemble Member Receives MacArthur Fellowship"

Chicago Tribune
Tarell McCraney, 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
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Laura E. Scholl

Program Officer

Maureen P. Atwell

Program Administrator

Eloise E. Daniels

Department Assistant

Diane Estes

Department Assistant

Jennifer Hazen

Program Assistant