MacArthur Fellows Program

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

Victoria Orphan, Geobiologist

Class of 2016

MacArthur Fellows Discuss Their Work on reddit

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


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MacArthur Fellow Heidi Hartmann on reddit AMA

In advance of Women's Equality Day on August 26, 2017, MacArthur Fellow Heidi Hartmann will be on reddit AMA to talk about the Wage Gap, a measure of the inequality in earnings between women and ... Read More

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Free PBS Content for Educators Features the Work of MacArthur Fellows

PBS LearningMedia, which provides free digital resources and lesson plans to educators, has created a collection of publicly accessible content that features the work of MacArthur Fellows in diverse fields. Read More
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"Charlottesville: Why Jefferson Matters

The New York Review of Books
Annette Gordon-Reed , 2010 MacArthur Fellow
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"How to Save Classical Music, According to Stephen Hough"

Pacific Standard
Stephen Hough , 2001 MacArthur Fellow
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"a16z Podcast: The Taxonomy of Collective Knowledge"

Andreesen Horowitz
Luis von Ahn , 2006 MacArthur Fellow
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"When Families Lead Themselves Out of Poverty"

The New York Times
Maurice Lim Miller, 2012 MacArthur Fellow
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Cecilia A. Conrad

Managing Director

Marlies A. Carruth

Program Director

Jay Goodwin

Senior Program Officer

Laura E. Scholl

Senior Program Officer

Christina Lovely

Senior Program Officer

Don Meyer

Program Officer

Krista L. Pospisil

Senior Program Officer

Maureen P. Atwell

Program Administrator

Eloise E. Daniels

Program Assistant

Diane Mitchell

Program Assistant

Kelsey Ganser

Research Associate

Jennifer Hazen

Program Assistant

Media Contact

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Andrew Solomon

Managing Director, Communications

Evaluation Contact

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Maurice Samuels

Program Officer