MacArthur Fellows Program

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

John Henneberger, Housing Advocate

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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"Profile: Looking for Life Beyond the Solar System"

Society for Science
Sara Seager, 2013 MacArthur Fellow
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"Protein Might Hold Clue to Fighting Infections"

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Laura L. Kiessling , 1999 MacArthur Fellow
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"Byllye Avery"

Makers
Byllye Avery , 1989 MacArthur Fellow
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"Contributors to the Letter D"

Sentinel & Enterprise
Matthew Carter, 2010 MacArthur Fellow
Anna Schuleit , 2006 MacArthur Fellow
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"Mothers Helping Mothers to Live With H.I.V."

The New York Times
Tina Rosenberg , 1987 MacArthur Fellow
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"The Unprotected Life"

The New Yorker
Donald Antrim, 2013 MacArthur Fellow
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"Germany’s Destructive Anger"

The New York Times
Jacob Soll, 2011 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