MacArthur Fellows Program

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

Ai-jen Poo, Labor Organizer

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

"In India, Revealing the Children Left Behind"

The New York Times
Tina Rosenberg , 1987 MacArthur Fellow
Related Grantee: Pratham USA
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"History and Memory: Lessons from the Holocaust"

The Graduate Institute Geneva Publications
Saul Friedlander , 1999 MacArthur Fellow
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"An-My Lê’s 'Events Ashore'"

The New Yorker
An-My Lê, 2012 MacArthur Fellow
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"Journalist Katherine Boo Speaks on Time in India"

Indiana Daily Student
Katherine Boo , 2002 MacArthur Fellow
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"Podcast: The Infinite Universe"

The American Physical Society Physics Central
David N. Spergel , 2001 MacArthur Fellow
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"John Bonifaz: Campaign Finance and the Equal Protection Clause"

The Brennan Center for Justice
John C. Bonifaz , 1999 MacArthur Fellow
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"Alison Bechdel: Artist, Genius, and Instigator of Change"

Windy City Media Group
Alison Bechdel, 2014 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