MacArthur Fellows Program

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

Alison Bechdel, Cartoonist and Graphic Memoirist

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
"Are We Alone: The Scientific Search for Extraterrestrials" thumbnail

"Are We Alone: The Scientific Search for Extraterrestrials"

The McGill Daily
Sara Seager, 2013 MacArthur Fellow
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"David Simon on Cities, the Police and His Next Show"

Slate Magazine
David Simon, 2010 MacArthur Fellow
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"Union Leader Turns Eyes on Freelance Workers"

Wabash Valley Tribune-Star
Sara Horowitz , 1999 MacArthur Fellow
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"Closer to the Finish Line"

The Huffington Post
Marian Wright Edelman , 1985 MacArthur Fellow
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"Ruth DeFries on New Book: The Big Rachet"

WYPR Baltimore
Ruth DeFries, 2007 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