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2007 MacArthur Fellow: Deborah Bial

Education strategist Deborah Bial was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2007. 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

New Map Identifies Conservation Priorities in Madagascar

Two MacArthur Fellows have created a new map of conservation priorities in Madagascar, among the world’s most significant biodiversity hotspots and a focus of MacArthur’s conservation grantmaking. With funding from the Foundation, Patricia Wright ... Read More

24 MacArthur Fellows Announced Today

he John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today named 24 new MacArthur Fellows for 2007. The new Fellows work across a broad spectrum of endeavors. Read More
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Regina Carter on MacArthur Fellowship

Jazz violinist Regina Carter was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2006. 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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Matias Zaldarriaga on MacArthur Fellowship

Cosmologist Matias Zaldarriaga was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2006. 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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Linda Griffith on MacArthur Fellowship

Bioengineer Linda Griffith was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2006. 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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John Rich on MacArthur Fellowship

Physician John Rich was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2006. 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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Jennifer Richeson on MacArthur Fellowship

Social psychologist Jennifer Richeson was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2006. 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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James Fruchterman on MacArthur Fellowship

Technologist James Fruchterman was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2006. 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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Atul Gawande on MacArthur Fellowship

Surgeon and author Atul Gawande was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2006. 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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Anna Schuleit on MacArthur Fellowship

Commemorative artist Anna Schuleit was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2006. 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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Adrian LeBlanc on MacArthur Fellowship

Narrative journalist Adrian LeBlanc was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2006. 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

"Supporting institutions as well as individuals," Interview with Jonathan Fanton from Alliance Magazine

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton speaks about the new Russian NGO law, funding higher education in Africa, and how international grantmaking has become increasingly crucial in the years following the September 11 attacks. Read More

2006 MacArthur Fellows Announced

MacArthur Foundation today named 25 new MacArthur Fellows for 2006. The new Fellows work across a broad spectrum of endeavors. Read More

25 MacArthur Fellows Announced Today

Each new MacArthur Fellow received a phone call from the Foundation this week informing them that they will be given $500,000 in "no strings attached" support over the next five years. 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

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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

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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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