MacArthur Fellows Program

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

José A. Quiñonez, Financial Services Innovator

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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"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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"We Already Knew UW’s Dave Montgomery was a Genius"

From The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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"Charleston Native Wins 'Genius Grant'"

From the Charleston City Paper
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25 New MacArthur Fellows Announced

MacArthur named 25 new MacArthur Fellows for 2008. This past week, the recipients learned in a single phone call from the Foundation that they will each receive $500,000 in “no strings attached” support over the ... Read More

"David Foster Wallace, Influential Writer, Dies at 46"

The New York Times
David Foster Wallace , 1997 MacArthur Fellow
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"Obituary: Michael Baxandall"

The Guardian
Michael Baxandall , 1988 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

Evaluation Contact

Portrait of Maurice Samuels

Maurice Samuels

Program Officer