MacArthur Fellows Program

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

Mark Hersam, Materials Scientist

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

"Bluefin Tuna Finally Catch a Break"

National Geographic
Carl Safina , 2000 MacArthur Fellow
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"Atul Gawande on The Daily Show"

The Daily Show
Atul Gawande , 2006 MacArthur Fellow
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"Chasing the Other"

Denton Record-Chronicle
Aleksandar Hemon , 2004 MacArthur Fellow
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"A Conversation with C. Kevin Boyce (BS ’95)"

Caltech Alumni Association
C. Kevin Boyce, 2013 MacArthur Fellow
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"Combing Through the Myths of Nursing Homes"

Beaver County Times
Sarah H. Kagan , 2003 MacArthur Fellow
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"Music Review: Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer"

Richmond Times-Dispatch
Edgar Meyer , 2002 MacArthur Fellow
Chris Thile, 2012 MacArthur Fellow
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"Jawnts: Remembering Fukushima"

The Philadelphia Inquirer
Eiko And Koma Otake , 1996 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

Vice President, 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