MacArthur Fellows Program

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

Dianne Newman, Microbiologist

Class of 2016

MacArthur Fellows Discuss Their Work on reddit

In an ongoing series of online question-and-answer sessions, MacArthur Fellows have discussed their work via “ask me anything” (AMAs) sessions on reddit. Read More

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"When a Few Bucks Can Get Students to the Finish Line"

The New York Times
Tina Rosenberg , 1987 MacArthur Fellow
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"The Woman Searching for a New Universe"

Yahoo Style
Sara Seager, 2013 MacArthur Fellow
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"Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Feminism" thumbnail

"Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Feminism"

Channel 4 News
Chimamanda Adichie, 2008 MacArthur Fellow
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"Rethinking the Towers That Be"

The Globe and Mail
Jeanne Gang, 2011 MacArthur Fellow
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""Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel" By: George Saunders"

Alabama Public Radio
George Saunders , 2006 MacArthur Fellow
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Portrait of Cecilia A. Conrad

Cecilia A. Conrad

Managing Director

Marlies A. Carruth

Program Director

Jay Goodwin

Senior Program Officer

Laura E. Scholl

Senior Program Officer

Christina Lovely

Senior Program Officer

Don Meyer

Program Officer

Krista L. Pospisil

Senior Program Officer

Maureen P. Atwell

Program Administrator

Eloise E. Daniels

Program Assistant

Diane Estes

Program Assistant

Kelsey Ganser

Research Associate

Jennifer Hazen

Program Assistant

Media Contact

Portrait of Andrew Solomon

Andrew Solomon

Managing Director, Communications