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Cartoonist and Graphic Memoirist Alison Bechdel, 2014 MacArthur Fellow

Cartoonist and Graphic Memoirist Alison Bechdel is expanding the expressive potential of the graphic form in intricate narratives that explore the complexities of familial relationships. Read More
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Expanding Technology at Nigerian Universities

A new data center at Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, the first of its kind in Nigeria, will enable the University to provide multimedia services, mobile projection systems, video streaming, and VoIP. Read More
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Voices of Change in African Higher Education

MacArthur grantee Institute of International Education has published a new book, Weaving Success: Voices of Change in African Higher Education. Read More
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MacArthur Foundation in Nigeria

MacArthur is committed to helping strengthen Nigeria's intellectual, scientific, and civil society communities as a means of helping to facilitate the consolidation of democracy and encouraging economic development. To do this, MacArthur makes grants to ... Read More

"Mixed Results for Foundations That Join Forces"

From the Chronicle of Philanthropy Read More

Africa Higher Education Grantmaking Leverages Google Funds

Google announced $5 million in grants aimed, in part, at facilitating improved Internet infrastructure in Nigeria. Read More

MacArthur Foundation Awards Nearly US$5 Million to Nigerian Universities

MacArthur awarded nearly US$5 million to academic centers at three Nigerian universities to prepare graduates to address national development challenges. Read More
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Grantmaking in Russia

A downloadable brochure describing MacArthur’s grantmaking in Russia, which supports universities and other institutions engaged in scholarly research and training, and promotes the development of effective human rights protections. Read More


Portrait of Kole A. Shettima

Kole A. Shettima

Director, Africa Office
Portrait of John W. Slocum

John W. Slocum

Director, Migration
Portrait of Raoul J. Davion

Raoul J. Davion

Associate Director, Girls' Secondary Education
Portrait of S. Quinn Hanzel

S. Quinn Hanzel

Program Assistant
Portrait of Phillis D. Hollice

Phillis D. Hollice

Program Administrator

Esther Ifesanmi

Executive Secretary, Nigeria

Hauwa K. Kazeem

Program Assistant, Nigeria

Amina Usman

Program Administrator, Nigeria