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Population and Reproductive Health

President's Essay Despite historically low birth rates in North America and much of the developed world, global population is expected to increase by more than 40 percent to 9 billion over the next 50 years ... Read More
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Helena Hofbauer, FUNDAR on MacArthur Award

The MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions recognizes a group of small non-profits each year with up to $500,000. The Award expands on the Foundation's tradition of encouraging individual creativity and building effective ...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 ...

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The MacArthur Foundation in Nigeria: Report on Activities

 In 1999, after decades of colonial and military rule, Nigeria began a transition to democracy.  Government, non-governmental organizations, and individuals are now working together to ensure the growth of a free and fair Nigeria.  The MacArthur ... Read More

My Father, My Brother and Me

My Father, My Brother and Me tracks the mystery behind this gateway disease. Parkinson’s is actually more common that any other neurological condition save Alzheimer’s. In fact, more people have Parkinson’s than the ...

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MacArthur Awards $800,000 to Reduce Maternal Mortality and Morbidity in Nigeria

MacArthur announced two grants totaling $800,000 in support of efforts to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity in Nigeria. Read More

Commentary by Kole Shettima on International Safe Motherhood Day

On May 8, International Safe Motherhood Day, MacArthur's Africa Office Director Kole Shettima calls attention to the preventable deaths of mothers. Read More