MacArthur Fellows Program

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Manu Prakash, Physical Biologist and Inventor

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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¡Vamos! Immigrants Charting A Path Forward

Explore the cutting-edge of immigrant legal defense and advocacy with MacArthur Fellows Jose Quinonez, Ahilan Arulanantham, Josh Kun, and featuring Cambalache, Ceci Bastida, and more. View further details for this event. Read More

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"May Swenson, a Humorous Poet Of Cerebral Verse, Is Dead at 76"

The New York Times
May Swenson , 1987 MacArthur Fellow
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"Robert Penn Warren, Poet and Author, Dies"

The New York Times
Robert Penn Warren , 1981 MacArthur Fellow
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"Obituary: Muriel Snowden, 72, Pioneer in Integration"

The New York Times
Muriel S. Snowden , 1987 MacArthur Fellow
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"Medieval History Scholar: Caltech Historian John F. Benton"

Los Angeles Times
John Benton , 1985 MacArthur Fellow
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"Shelomo D. Goitein, a Hebraic Scholar, Dies"

The New York Times
Shelomo D. Goitein , 1983 MacArthur Fellow
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"Rural Doctor Stresses the Role of Philosophy"

The New York Times
Curtis G. Hames , 1984 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