MacArthur Fellows

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. Commonly known as “genius grants,” these fellowships are awarded for exceptional creativity, promise for important future advances, and potential for the fellowship to facilitate new work.

Current and former faculty members

  • John Carlstrom, 1998
  • Martin Kreitman, 1991
  • John C. Eaton, 1990
  • Thomas Cleveland Holt, 1990
  • Vivian Gussin Paley, 1989
  • Cornell Fleischer, 1988
  • Arnaldo Dante Momigliano (1908–1987), 1987
  • Stephen Shenker, 1987
  • Daniel Friedan, 1987
  • William Julius Wilson, 1987
  • Daryl Hine, 1986
  • Albert Joseph Libchaber, 1986
  • AK Ramanujan (1929–1993), 1983
  • Karen K. Uhlenbeck, 1983
  • Leszek Kolakowski, 1983
  • Ramón Arturo Gutierrez, 1983
  • R. Stephen Berry, 1983
  • Ralph Shapey (1921–2002), 1982
  • Francesca Rochberg-Halton, 1982
  • Michael Silverstein, 1982
  • David Pingree, 1981
  • Raphael Lee, 1981

Alumni

  • Jonathan Rapping, 2014
  • Andrea Ghez, 2008
  • Guillermo Algaze, 2003
  • Deborah Jin, 2003
  • Sarah Kagan, 2003
  • Erik Winfree, 2000
  • Campbell McGrath, 1999
  • Loic Wacquant, 1997
  • Robert Axelrod, 1990
  • Bette Howland, 1984
  • Henry Tutwiler Wright, 1983
  • Stephen Lee, 1983
  • Frank Wilczek, 1982
  • Michael Woodford, 1981
  • Richard Rorty, 1981
  • Robert W. Kates, 1981