MacArthur Fellows Program


MacArthur Fellows Program

The MacArthur Fellows Program or MacArthur Fellowship (nicknamed the Genius Award) is an award given by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation each year to typically 20 to 40 United States citizens or residents, of any age and working in any field, who "show exceptional merit and promise for continued and enhanced creative work."

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 amount of the award is $500,000, paid as quarterly installments over five years. As of 2007, there have been 756 recipients who have received a total of more than $350 million. Recipients have been as young as 18 and as old as 82.[1]

The Fellowship has no application. People are nominated anonymously by a body of nominators who submit recommendations to a small selection committee of about a dozen people, also anonymous. The committee then reviews every nominee and passes along their recommendations to the President and the board of directors. Most new MacArthur Fellows first learn that they have been considered when they receive the congratulatory phone call. An editorial published in The New York Times by MacArthur Fellow James Collins describes the experience.[2]

Contents

List of MacArthur Fellows

MacArthur Fellows organized by the year of their awards:

1981

1982

1983

  • Adrian Wilson (book designer), book designer, printer, and historian of the book
  • Irene J. Winter, art historian and archaeologist
  • Mark S. Wrighton, chemist[6]
  • Seweryn Bialer, political scientist
  • William C. Clark, ecologist and environmental policy analyst
  • Randall W. Forsberg, political scientist and arms control strategist
  • Alexander L. George, political scientist
  • Mott T. Greene, historian of science
  • John J. Hopfield, physicist and biologist
  • Sylvia A. Law, human rights lawyer
  • Robert K. Merton, historian and sociologist of science
  • Walter F. Morris, Jr., cultural preservationist
  • A.K. Ramanujan, poet, translator, and literary scholar
  • Alice M. Rivlin, economist and policy analyst
  • Richard M. Schoen, mathematician
  • Karen K. Uhlenbeck, mathematician[7]

1984

  • George W. Archibald, ornithologist
  • Ernesto J. Cortes, Jr., community organizer
  • Robert Hass, poet, critic, and translator
  • J. Bryan Hehir, religion and foreign policy scholar
  • Robert Irwin, painter and installation artist
  • Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, novelist and screenwriter
  • Paul Oskar Kristeller, intellectual historian and philosopher
  • Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, educator
  • Heather Lechtman, materials scientist and archaeologist
  • Michael Lerner (environmentalist), public health leader
  • Andrew W. Lewis, medieval historian
  • Arnold J. Mandell, neuroscientist and psychiatrist
  • Matthew Meselson, geneticist and arms control analyst
  • David R. Nelson, physicist
  • Michael Piore, economist
  • Judith N. Shklar, political philosopher
  • Charles Simic, poet, translator, and essayist
  • David Stuart, linguist and epigrapher
  • John E. Toews, intellectual historian
  • James Turrell, light sculptor[8]
  • Jay Weiss, psychologist
  • Carl R. Woese, molecular biologist[9]
  • Shelly Bernstein, pediatric hematologist
  • Peter J. Bickel, statistician
  • William Drayton, public service innovator
  • Sidney Drell, physicist and arms policy analyst
  • Mitchell J. Feigenbaum, mathematical physicist
  • Michael H. Freedman, mathematician
  • Curtis G. Hames, family physician
  • Shirley Heath, linguistic anthropologist
  • Bette Howland, writer and literary critic
  • Bill Irwin, clown, writer, and performance artist[8]
  • Fritz John, mathematician
  • Galway Kinnell, poet
  • Henry Kraus, labor and art historian
  • Peter Mathews, archaeologist and epigrapher
  • Beaumont Newhall, historian of photography
  • Roger S. Payne, zoologist and conservationist
  • Edward V. Roberts, disability rights leader
  • Elliot Sperling, Tibetan studies scholar
  • Frank Sulloway, psychologist (child birth-order research)
  • Alar Toomre, astronomer and mathematician
  • Amos Tversky, cognitive scientist
  • J. Kirk Varnedoe, art historian
  • Bret Wallach, geographer
  • Arthur Winfree, physiologist and mathematician
  • Billie Young, community development leader[10]

1985

  • Andrew McGuire, trauma prevention specialist
  • Patrick Noonan, conservationist
  • George Oster, mathematical biologist
  • Thomas G. Palaima, classicist
  • Peter Raven, botanist
  • Jane S. Richardson, biochemist
  • Gregory Schopen, historian of religion
  • Franklin Stahl, geneticist
  • J. Richard Steffy, nautical archaeologist
  • Ellen Stewart, theater director
  • Paul Taylor, choreographer, dance company founder
  • Shing-Tung Yau, mathematician[11]

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

  • Robert Adams, photographer
  • Jeraldyne Blunden, choreographer
  • Anthony Braxton, avant-garde composer and musician
  • Rogers Brubaker, sociologist
  • Ornette Coleman, jazz performer and composer
  • Israel Gelfand, mathematician and biologist
  • Faye Ginsburg, anthropologist
  • Heidi Hartmann, economist
  • Bill T. Jones, dancer and choreographer
  • Peter E. Kenmore, agricultural entomologist
  • Joseph E. Marshall, educator

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

  • Marin Alsop, symphony conductor
  • Ted Ames, fisherman, conservationist, marine biologist
  • Terry Belanger, rare book preservationist
  • Edet Belzberg, documentary filmmaker
  • Majora Carter, urban revitalization strategist
  • Lu Chen, neuroscientist
  • Michael Cohen, pharmacist
  • Joseph Curtin, violinmaker
  • Aaron Dworkin, music educator
  • Teresita Fernández, sculptor[8]
  • Claire Gmachl, quantum cascade laser engineer
  • Sue Goldie, physician / researcher
  • Steven Goodman, conservation biologist

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

  • Amir Abo-Shaeer, physics teacher
  • Jessie Little Doe Baird, Wampanoag language preservation and revival
  • Kelly Benoit-Bird, marine biologist
  • Nicholas Benson, stone carver
  • Drew Berry, biomedical animator
  • Carlos D. Bustamante, population geneticist
  • Matthew Carter, type designer
  • David Cromer, theater director
  • John Dabiri, biophysicist
  • Shannon Lee Dawdy, anthropologist
  • Annette Gordon-Reed, American historian
  • Yiyun Li, fiction writer
  • Michal Lipson, optical physicist
  • Nergis Mavalvala, quantum astrophysicist
  • Jason Moran, jazz pianist and composer
  • Carol Padden, sign language linguist
  • Jorge Pardo, installation artist
  • Sebastian Ruth, violist, violinist, and music educator
  • Emmanuel Saez, economist
  • David Simon, author, screenwriter, and producer
  • Dawn Song, computer security specialist
  • Marla Spivak, entomologist
  • Elizabeth Turk, sculptor[36]

2011

  • Sarah Otto, evolutionary geneticist
  • Shwetak Patel, sensor technologist and computer scientist
  • Dafnis Prieto, jazz percussionist and composer
  • Kay Ryan, poet
  • Melanie Sanford, organometallic chemist
  • William Seeley (neurologist), neuropathologist
  • Jacob Soll, European Historian
  • A. E. Stallings, poet and translator
  • Ubaldo Vitali, conservator and silversmith
  • Alisa Weilerstein, cellist
  • Yukiko Yamashita, developmental biologist[37]

Notes

  1. ^ Diane Coutu, "Picking Winners", Harvard Business Review, May, 2007
  2. ^ Jim Collins (September 19, 2005). "It Isn't Easy Being a Genius". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/19/opinion/19collins.html. 
  3. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "MacArthur Fellows June 1981". http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.1142675/k.24F6/Fellows_List__June_1981.htm. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  4. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "MacArthur Fellows December 1981". http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.1139463/k.738A/Fellows_List__December_1981.htm. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  5. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "MacArthur Fellows August 1982". http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.1139465/k.79DA/Fellows_List__August_1982.htm. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  6. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "MacArthur Fellows February 1983". http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.1142677/k.7B61/Fellows_List__February_1983.htm. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  7. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "MacArthur Fellows August 1983". http://www.macfound.org/site/pp.aspx?c=lkLXJ8MQKrH&b=1139467&printmode=1. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "MacArthur Fellows March 1984". http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.1142681/k.5724/Fellows_List__March_1984.htm. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  10. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "MacArthur Fellows November 1984". http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.1142683/k.77C6/Fellows_List__November_1984.htm. Retrieved 2007-05-18. 
  11. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "MacArthur Fellows July 1985". http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.1142689/k.2AE6/Fellows_List__July_1985.htm. Retrieved 2007-05-18. 
  12. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "MacArthur Fellows August 1986". http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.1142693/k.79E6/Fellows_List__August_1986.htm. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  13. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "MacArthur Fellows July 1987". http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.1142695/k.2A0E/Fellows_List__July_1987.htm. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  14. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "MacArthur Fellows August 1988". http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.1142699/k.7B86/Fellows_List__August_1988.htm. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  15. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "MacArthur Fellows August 1989". http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.1142701/k.7886/Fellows_List__August_1989.htm. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  16. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "MacArthur Fellows August 1990". http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.1142703/k.787E/Fellows_List__August_1990.htm. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  17. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "MacArthur Fellows July 1991". http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.1142705/k.28E8/Fellows_List__July_1991.htm. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  18. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "MacArthur Fellows July 1992". http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.1142707/k.296C/Fellows_List__July_1992.htm. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  19. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "MacArthur Fellows July 1993". http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.1142709/k.29F0/Fellows_List__July_1993.htm. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  20. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "MacArthur Fellows July 1994". http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.1142713/k.2894/Fellows_List__July_1994.htm. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  21. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "MacArthur Fellows July 1995". http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.1142715/k.2918/Fellows_List__July_1995.htm. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  22. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "MacArthur Fellows July 1996". http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.1142719/k.2A1C/Fellows_List__July_1996.htm. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  23. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "MacArthur Fellows July 1997". http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.1142721/k.2840/Fellows_List__July_1997.htm. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  24. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "MacArthur Fellows July 1998". http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.1142723/k.28C4/Fellows_List__July_1998.htm. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  25. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "MacArthur Fellows July 1999". http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.1142725/k.2948/Fellows_List__July_1999.htm. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  26. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "MacArthur Fellows July 2000". http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.1142727/k.2A89/Fellows_List__July_2000.htm. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  27. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "MacArthur Fellows October 2001". http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.1142731/k.6679/Fellows_List__October_2001.htm. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  28. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "MacArthur Fellows September 2002". http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.1142733/k.98ED/Fellows_List__September_2002.htm. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  29. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "MacArthur Fellows October 2003". http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.1142737/k.6839/Fellows_List__October_2003.htm. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  30. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "MacArthur Fellows September 2004". http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.1142741/k.998D/Fellows_List__September_2004.htm. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  31. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "MacArthur Fellows September 2005". http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.1142745/k.9B0D/Fellows_List__September_2005.htm. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  32. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "MacArthur Fellows 2006 Overview". http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.2066197/k.3F6D/2006_Overview.htm. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  33. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "MacArthur Fellows 2007 Overview". http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.2913817/k.3EC5/2007_Overview.htm. Retrieved 2007-09-24. 
  34. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "Meet the 2008 Fellows". http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.4536877/k.1412/Meet_the_2008_Fellows.htm. Retrieved 2008-09-23. 
  35. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "Meet the 2009 Fellows". http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.5410503/k.11CB/Meet_the_2009_Fellows.htm. Retrieved 2009-09-22. 
  36. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "Meet the 2010 Fellows". http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.6239749/k.1427/Meet_the_2010_Fellows.htm. Retrieved 2010-09-28. 
  37. ^ The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. "Meet the 2010 Fellows". http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.7728991/k.12E8/Meet_the_2011_Fellows.htm. Retrieved 2011-09-20. 

References

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

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