MacArthur Fellows Program

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

Tara Zahra, Historian of Modern Europe

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

RSS
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"Sarah Ruhl on her New Play and Book of Essays"

Associated Press
Sarah Ruhl , 2006 MacArthur Fellow
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"Diller Scofidio and Renfro Brings an Inventive Exhibition to Paris"

The Architectural Digest
Elizabeth Diller, 1999 MacArthur Fellow
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"MacArthur Grantee Rick Lowe on Art as Community"

Hyperallergic
Rick Lowe, 2014 MacArthur Fellow
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"Han Ong's 'Chairs and a Long Table' Starts Previews Off Broadway"

Key Brand Entertainment
Han Ong , 1997 MacArthur Fellow
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"Alto Sax 'Genius' Miguel Zenón to Bring Band to Town"

The Denver Post
Miguel Zenón, 2008 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