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

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"Regina Carter Finds the Jazz in Folk Music" thumbnail

"Regina Carter Finds the Jazz in Folk Music"

The Frederick News-Post
Regina Carter , 2006 MacArthur Fellow
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"My Writing Education: A Time Line" thumbnail

"My Writing Education: A Time Line"

The New Yorker
George Saunders , 2006 MacArthur Fellow
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"Dancing to a Different Beat"

The Bay Area Reporter
Twyla Tharp , 1992 MacArthur Fellow
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"Why We Need Poetry to Slow Us Down"

PBS Newshour
Ellen Bryant Voigt, 2015 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