MacArthur Fellows Program

The MacArthur Fellows Program celebrates and inspires the creative potential of individuals through no-strings-attached fellowships.

Ben Lerner, Writer

Class of 2015

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MacArthur Announces Performances, Discussion to Celebrate 35 Years of Iconic Fellowship Program

Most of the events will be open to the public for free or at low cost. Video of many events will be made available online. Read More

MacArthur Fellows Discuss Their Work on reddit

In a series of online question-and-answer sessions, MacArthur Fellows have discussed their work via “ask me anything” (AMAs) sessions on reddit. Read More

Fellows In the Media

RSS
"Review: 'The Hatred of Poetry,' by Ben Lerner" thumbnail

"Review: 'The Hatred of Poetry,' by Ben Lerner"

Star Tribune
Ben Lerner, 2015 MacArthur Fellow
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"Alsop Leads Novel Glass, Golijov Works with Grant Park Orchestra"

Chicago Sun-Times
Osvaldo Golijov , 2003 MacArthur Fellow
Marin Alsop , 2005 MacArthur Fellow
Alisa Weilerstein, 2011 MacArthur Fellow
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"From Nature's Wonders to Cello's Spiritual Odyssey, Grant Park Concert Has it All"

Chicago Tribune
Osvaldo Golijov , 2003 MacArthur Fellow
Marin Alsop , 2005 MacArthur Fellow
Alisa Weilerstein, 2011 MacArthur Fellow
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"Italianate Ardor, Beyond Puccini"

The New Yorker
Alex Ross, 2008 MacArthur Fellow
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"What NASA Could Teach Tesla about Autopilot’s Limits"

Scientific American
Edwin Hutchins , 1985 MacArthur Fellow
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Staff

Portrait of Cecilia A. Conrad

Cecilia A. Conrad

Managing Director

Marlies A. Carruth

Program Director

Laura E. Scholl

Senior Program Officer

Christina Lovely

Program Officer

Don Meyer

Program Officer

Krista L. Pospisil

Program Officer

Maureen P. Atwell

Program Administrator

Eloise E. Daniels

Program Assistant

Diane Estes

Program Assistant

Mariela Evans

Coordinator

Jennifer Hazen

Program Assistant

Media Contact

Portrait of Andrew Solomon

Andrew Solomon

Managing Director, Communications