MacArthur Fellows Program

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

Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Bioengineer

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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Twenty-Four MacArthur Fellows For 2002

Chicago, IL- The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today named 24 new MacArthur Fellows. Each will receive $500,000 in "no strings attached" support over the next five years.   "As the MacArthur Foundation approaches ... Read More

"Ira Herskowitz (Lambda and Yeast Gene Regulation)"

Conversations in Genetics
Ira Herskowitz , 1987 MacArthur Fellow
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"Virginia Hamilton, Writer for Children, Is Dead at 65"

The New York Times
Virginia Hamilton , 1995 MacArthur Fellow
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"A. R. Ammons, Poet of Eclectic Tastes, Dies at 75"

The New York Times
A. R. Ammons, 1981 MacArthur Fellow
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"Award-Winning Poet Archie Ammons Dies"

The Washington Post
A. R. Ammons, 1981 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