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The MacArthur Fellows Program, MacArthur Fellowship, or "Genius Grant", is a prize awarded annually by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation typically to between 20 and 30 individuals, working in any field, who have shown "extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction" and are citizens or residents of the United States.[1]

According to the Foundation's website, "the fellowship is not a reward for past accomplishment, but rather an investment in a person's originality, insight, and potential". The current prize is $625,000 paid over five years in quarterly installments. This figure was increased from $500,000 in 2013 with the release of a review[2] of the MacArthur Fellows Program. Since 1981, 942 people have been named MacArthur Fellows,[3] ranging in age from 18 to 82.[4] The award has been called "one of the most significant awards that is truly 'no strings attached'".[5]

The Program allows no applications. Anonymous and confidential nominations are invited by the Foundation and reviewed by an anonymous and confidential selection committee of about a dozen people. The committee reviews all nominees and recommends recipients to the President and board of directors. Most new Fellows first learn of their nomination upon receiving a congratulatory phone call. MacArthur Fellow Jim Collins described this experience in an editorial column of The New York Times.[6]

Cecilia Conrad is the Managing Director leading the MacArthur Fellows Program. She debunked several myths about the Fellowship in The Washington Post.[7]

Contents

RecipientsEdit

1981Edit

 
Robert Penn Warren

1982Edit

1983Edit

 
John Sayles

1984Edit

1985Edit

 
Marian Wright Edelman

1986Edit

 
Jack Horner

1987Edit

 
Robert Sapolsky

1988Edit

 
Max Roach

1989Edit

 
Errol Morris

1990Edit

 
Paul Ehrlich

1991Edit

 
Taylor Branch

1992Edit

 
Stephen Schneider

1993Edit

 
Amory Lovins

1994Edit

 
Ornette Coleman

1995Edit

 
Octavia Butler

1996Edit

 
Anna Deavere Smith

1997Edit

 
David Foster Wallace

1998Edit

 
Tim Berners-Lee

1999Edit

 
Alison Des Forges

2000Edit

 
Cecilia Muñoz

2001Edit

 
Lene Hau

2002Edit

 
Colson Whitehead

2003Edit

 
Jim Yong Kim

2004Edit

 
C. D. Wright

2005Edit

 
Jonathan Lethem

2006Edit

 
Regina Carter

2007Edit

 
Shen Wei

2008Edit

 
Regina Benjamin

2009Edit

 
Esther Duflo

2010Edit

 
David Cromer

2011Edit

 
Shwetak Patel

2012Edit

 
Junot Díaz

2013Edit

 
Karen Russell
 
Tarell McCraney

2014Edit

 
Alison Bechdel

2015Edit

 
Ta-Nehisi Coates

2016Edit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Review Affirms Impact and Inspiration of MacArthur Fellows Program – MacArthur Foundation". 
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