MacArthur Fellows Program

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

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Playwright

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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"Violinist Josefowicz Plays Bruch with the Minnesota Orchestra"

From the MinnPost
Leila Josefowicz, MacArthur Fellow, 2008
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"Threads of Genius"

From the Charleston City Paper
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"From Studying Chimps, a Theory on Cooking"

The New York Times
Richard Wrangham , 1987 MacArthur Fellow
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"Laughter in the Dark"

New York Magazine
Bill Irwin , 1984 MacArthur Fellow
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"The Buddha as a Businessman"

University of California Television
Gregory Schopen , 1985 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 Mitchell

Program Assistant

Kelsey Ganser

Research Associate

Jennifer Hazen

Program Assistant

Media Contact

Portrait of Andrew Solomon

Andrew Solomon

Managing Director, Communications