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Mandolinist and Composer Chris Thile, 2012 MacArthur Fellow

Mandolinist and composer Chris Thile was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2012. The Fellowship is a $500,000, 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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Marine Ecologist Nancy Rabalais, 2012 MacArthur Fellow

Marine ecologist Nancy Rabalais was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2012. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more. Learn ... Read More
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Mathematician Maria Chudnovsky, 2012 MacArthur Fellow

Mathematician Maria Chudnovsky was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2012. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more. Learn more ... Read More
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Medical Microbiologist Sarkis Mazmanian, 2012 MacArthur Fellow

Medical Microbiologist Sarkis Mazmanian was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2012. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more. Learn ... Read More
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Neurobiologist Elissa Hallem, 2012 MacArthur Fellow

Neurobiologist Elissa Hallem was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2012. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more. Learn more ... Read More
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Optical Physicist and Astronomer Olivier Guyon, 2012 MacArthur Fellow

Optical Physicist and Astronomer Olivier Guyon was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2012. The Fellowship is a $500,000, 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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Pediatric Neurosurgeon Benjamin Warf, 2012 MacArthur Fellow

Pediatric Neurosurgeon Benjamin Warf was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2012. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more. Learn ... Read More
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Photographer An-My Lê, 2012 MacArthur Fellow

Photographer An-My Lê was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2012. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more. Learn more ... Read More
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Public Economist Raj Chetty, 2012 MacArthur Fellow

Public Economist Raj Chetty was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2012. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more. Learn ... Read More
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Social Services Innovator Maurice Lim Miller, 2012 MacArthur Fellow

Social Services Innovator Maurice Lim Miller was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2012. The Fellowship is a $500,000, 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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Stringed-Instrument Bow Maker Benoît Rolland, 2012 MacArthur Fellow

Stringed-instrument bow maker Benoit Rolland was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2012. The Fellowship is a $500,000, 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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Writer Dinaw Mengestu, 2012 MacArthur Fellow

Writer Dinaw Mengestu was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2012. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more. Learn more ... Read More
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"Ted Zoli, Bridge Engineer & MacArthur Foundation Fellow"

From The Atlantic
Ted Zoli, MacArthur Fellow, 2009
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"Biodegradable Electronics Could End Toxic Trash"

From NPR
John A. Rogers, MacArthur Fellow, 2009
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"Top College Courses, for Free?"

From CNN
Daphne Koller, MacArthur Fellow, 2004
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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

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Cecilia A. Conrad

Vice President, MacArthur Fellows Program

Melissa Flagg

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Marlies A. Carruth

Senior Program Officer

Christina Lovely

Program Officer

Don Meyer

Program Officer

Krista L. Pospisil

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Laura E. Scholl

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Maureen P. Atwell

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Eloise E. Daniels

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Diane Estes

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