MacArthur Fellows Program

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

Ahilan Arulanantham, Human Rights Lawyer

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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"Four Doctors Win $500,000 MacArthur Genius Awards"

From The Wall Street Journal
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"The Writers Who Scored This Year’s MacArthur Genius Grants"

From The Christian Science Monitor
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"Feminist Writer Chimamanda Adichie Awarded MacArthur Fellowship"

From The Feminist Majority Foundation
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"Giving Genius Its Due"

From The Seattle Times
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"U. Biologist Wins $500K MacArthur Fellowship"

From The Salt Lake Tribune
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"Science Prizes: Best in Class"

From Nature
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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

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Andrew Solomon

Managing Director, Communications