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William Seeley, 2011 MacArthur Fellow

Neurologist William Seeley was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2011. 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

UW faculty member awarded 'genius grant'

From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer Read More

Innovative tinkering lands UW professor $500,000

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MacArthur Foundation Selects 22 'Geniuses'

From the New York Times Read More

22 New MacArthur Fellows Announced

Working across a broad spectrum of endeavors, the Fellows were selected for their creativity, originality, and potential to make important contributions in the future. Read More

Sarah Otto, UBC Biologist, Wins MacArthur Fellowship

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Poet Kay Ryan named MacArthur 'genius'

From the Kalamazoo Gazette Read More

MacArthur 'genius' tackles concussions in football

From the Los Angeles Times Read More

MacArthur Foundation reveals 2011 'genius grants'

From the Associated Press via the Huffington Post Read More
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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


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