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MacArthur Fellowships:

see John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur FoundationJohn D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation,
philanthropic institution founded 1978 by John D. MacArthur (1897–1978), owner of a prominent insurance company and other businesses, and his wife Catherine T.
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Carter, who was awarded a so-called "genius" grant by the MacArthur Fellows Program, said Lamar heartily deserved the award.
For one thing, Goldstein received a "genius grant'' from the MacArthur Fellows Program in 1996.
In addition to an exhibit of leading innovations, the Future Finders event will feature a two-part discussion/conversation and reception led by moderator Cecilia Conrad, Ph.D., vice president of the MacArthur Fellows Program.
A recent review of the MacArthur Fellows Program found that it causes 10 percent of the engaged public, representing 12.9 million people, to take action in the pursuit of new, more creative activities and ideas.
MacArthur Foundation in Chicago, seven years of which were in the MacArthur Fellows Program. His primary fields of grantmaking expertise include issue advocacy, public policy, public interest law and journalism, community development and advocacy, the arts, and academic social science and humanities disciplines.
"The MacArthur Fellows Program celebrates extraordinarily creative individuals who inspire new heights in human achievement," MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton said in announcing the grant winners.
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.
"It's pretty obvious if you know her and see her work that she's exceptional," says Daniel Socolow, director of the MacArthur Fellows Program. Socolow says the award isn't for what recipients have done--instead it's "betting on them for the future." Since the awards were started in 1981, 15 of the program's 635 fellows have been journalists.
The ultra-prestigious MacArthur Fellows Program, nicknamed the Genius Grant, has inducted into its 2000 class Williams, 48, a professor at Columbia University Law School, and Willis, 52, curator for Smithsonian Institution Anacostia Museum and Center for African-American History and Culture Exhibitions.
The MacArthur Fellows Program is designed to "identify and reward highly talented individuals across society, rather than from one particular discipline or institutional framework.