MacArthur Fellows Program

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

Maggie Nelson, Writer

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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"Leszek Kolakowski, Polish Philosopher, Dies at 81"

The New York Times
Leszek Kolakowski , 1983 MacArthur Fellow
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"Bengali Musician Ali Akbar Khan Dies at 87"

The Washington Post
Ali Akbar Khan , 1991 MacArthur Fellow
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Dedication of the Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot Conversation Room, Remarks by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

MacArthur Fellow & former Foundation Trustee Sarah Lawrence-Lightfoot spoke at the dedication of her namesake room at MacArthur's headquarters in the Marquette building. Read More


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 Mitchell

Program Assistant

Kelsey Ganser

Research Associate

Jennifer Hazen

Program Assistant

Media Contact

Portrait of Andrew Solomon

Andrew Solomon

Managing Director, Communications