The MacArthur Fellows Program awards unrestricted fellowships to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction. Recipients may be writers, scientists, artists, social scientists, humanists, teachers, entrepreneurs, or those in other fields, with or without institutional affiliations. They may use their fellowship to advance their expertise, engage in bold new work, or, if they wish, to change fields or alter the direction of their careers.
Award/Prize amount: $625,000
Application/Nomination information: Nominations are by invitation only.
Agency deadline: Made available to nominators.
Internal/Campus deadline: N/A
Illinois campus contact: N/A
Additional information: MacArthur website
|Mari Jo Buhle*||1991|
|Sidney Drell*||Physicist and Arms Policy Analyst||1984|
|Kevin Eggan*||Developmental Biologist||2006|
|Susan Kieffer^||Geologist and Planetary Scientist||1995|
|Juan Salgado*||Urban Planner||2015|
|Stephen Wolfram||Computer Scientist and Physicist||1981|
|I. Garth Youngberg*||1988|