MacArthur Fellows Program

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

Jonathan Rapping, Criminal Lawyer

Class of 2014

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Creativity: The Benefit of a Liberal Education

Data compiled for the first time reveal the diverse educational experiences of MacArthur Fellows; the 918 Fellows attended 315 postsecondary institutions. Read More

Mobility Among Highly Creative People: What Data About MacArthur Fellows Reveal

Data compiled for the first time show that creativity blossoms everywhere; MacArthur Fellows were born in 64 countries, 47 states, and Washington, DC, and they are far more mobile than the general population. Read More

Fellows In the Media

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"Odds and Ends: Genius? No. Creativity? YES."

Council for Advancement and Support of Education
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"We are #MacFellow Ruth Behar and Dafnis Prieto, AUA!"

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Dafnis Prieto, 2011 MacArthur Fellow
Ruth Behar , 1988 MacArthur Fellow
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"Spending a Windfall"

Chicago Magazine
Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle , 2001 MacArthur Fellow
Sandra Cisneros , 1995 MacArthur Fellow
Aleksandar Hemon , Reginald R. Robinson , 2004 MacArthur Fellows
Mary A. Zimmerman , 1998 MacArthur Fellow
Mark Hersam, 2014 MacArthur Fellow
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"'The Wire' Creator on His Latest Subject: Yonkers"

Bloomberg Business
David Simon, 2010 MacArthur Fellow
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"Carl Safina, Author, Scientist, MacArthur Fellow"

Talking Animals
Carl Safina , 2000 MacArthur Fellow
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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

Staff

Portrait of Cecilia A. Conrad

Cecilia A. Conrad

Managing Director, MacArthur Fellows Program

Melissa Flagg

Senior Program Officer

Marlies A. Carruth

Program Director

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

Program Assistant

Diane Estes

Program Assistant

Jennifer Hazen

Program Assistant