MacArthur Fellows Program

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For the award in the fields of ecology, see Robert H. MacArthur Award.

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 40 individuals, working in any field, who "show exceptional merit and promise for continued and enhanced creative work" and are citizens or residents of the United States.

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 of the MacArthur Fellows Program. As of 2007, the Program has awarded more than $350 million to 756 recipients as young as 18 and as old as 82.[1] The award has been called "one of the most significant awards that is truly 'no strings attached.'"[2]

The Program allows no applications. An anonymous group nominates potential Fellows and recommends them to an anonymous 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 James Collins describes this experience in an editorial column of The New York Times.[3]

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  1. ^ Diane Coutu, "Picking Winners", Harvard Business Review, May, 2007
  2. ^ Harris, Dianne (2007-01-12). The Complete Guide to Writing Effective & Award-Winning Grants: Step-By-Step Instructions. Atlantic Publishing Company. pp. 85–. ISBN 9781601380463. Retrieved 3 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Jim Collins (September 19, 2005). "It Isn't Easy Being a Genius". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "Meet the June-1981 MacArthur Fellows". Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  5. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "Meet the December-1981 MacArthur Fellows". Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  6. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "Meet the August-1982 MacArthur Fellows". Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  7. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "Meet the February-1983 MacArthur Fellows". Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  8. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "Meet the August-1983 MacArthur Fellows". Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an Visual arts category: "MacArthur Foundation Fellowships," Southeby's at Auction, Vol. 2, Issue 7, 2010, p. 35.
  10. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "Meet the March-1984 MacArthur Fellows". Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  11. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "Meet the November-1984 MacArthur Fellows". Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  12. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "Meet the 1985 MacArthur Fellows". Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  13. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "Meet the 1986 MacArthur Fellows". Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  14. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "Meet the 1987 MacArthur Fellows". Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  15. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "Meet the 1988 MacArthur Fellows". Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  16. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "Meet the 1989 MacArthur Fellows". Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  17. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "Meet the 1990 MacArthur Fellows". Retrieved 2013-07-012. 
  18. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "Meet the 1991 MacArthur Fellows". Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  19. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "Meet the 1992 MacArthur Fellows". Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  20. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "Meet the 1993 MacArthur Fellows". Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  21. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "Meet the 1994 MacArthur Fellows". Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  22. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "Meet the 1995 MacArthur Fellows". Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  23. ^ "MacArthur" Dialogue Talk.
  24. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "Meet the 1996 MacArthur Fellows". Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  25. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "Meet the 1997 MacArthur Fellows". Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  26. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "Meet the 1998 MacArthur Fellows". Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  27. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "Meet the 1999 MacArthur Fellows". Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  28. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "Meet the 2000 MacArthur Fellows". Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  29. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "Meet the 2001 MacArthur Fellows". Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  30. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "Meet the 2002 MacArthur Fellows". Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  31. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "Meet the 2003 MacArthur Fellows". Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  32. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "Meet the 2004 MacArthur Fellows". Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  33. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "Meet the 2005 MacArthur Fellows". Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  34. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "Meet the 2006 MacArthur Fellows". Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  35. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "Meet the 2007 MacArthur Fellows". Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  36. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "Meet the 2008 MacArthur Fellows". Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  37. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "Meet the 2009 MacArthur Fellows". Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  38. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "Meet the 2010 MacArthur Fellows". Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  39. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "Meet the 2011 MacArthur Fellows". Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  40. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "Meet the 2012 MacArthur Fellows". Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  41. ^ "Meet the 2013 MacArthur Fellows". MacArthur Foundation. 
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  43. ^ Lee, Felicia R. (September 17, 2014). "MacArthur Awards Go to 21 Diverse Fellows". The New York Times. 
  44. ^ "Meet the 2014 MacArthur Fellows". MacArthur Foundation. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 

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  • "MacArthur Foundation Fellowships," Southeby's at Auction, Vol. 2, Issue 7, 2010.

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