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2008 MacArthur Fellow: Wafaa El-Sadr

Public health physician Wafaa El-Sadr was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2008. 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

"Mastering the Science of Fly Swatting"

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"The Moral of the Corey"

From the C-Ville Weekly
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"German-American Plant Evolution Biologist Wins MacArthur Award"

From Informationsdienst Wissenschaft
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"UW Expert on Soil Erosion Wins 'Genius Grant'"

From The Seattle Times
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"The 'Genius' Grant"

From Time
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"Genius in our Midst"

From The Baltimore Sun
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"MacArthur 'Genius' Grants Announced"

From WBEZ Chicago
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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

Laura E. Scholl

Program Officer

Maureen P. Atwell

Program Administrator

Eloise E. Daniels

Department Assistant

Diane Estes

Department Assistant

Jennifer Hazen

Program Assistant