MacArthur Fellows

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 are awarded for exceptional creativity, promise for important future advances, and potential for the fellowship to facilitate new work.

Current and former faculty members

  • , 2015
  • , 2014
  • C. Kevin Boyce, 2013
  • Colin Camerer, 2013
  • Melody Swartz, 2012
  • , 2010
  • , 2005
  • , 2005
  • , 2001
  • Michael Dickinson, 2001
  • Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, 2001
  • Noel Swerdlow, 1998
  • , 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

  • Rebecca Sandefur, 2018
  • Rami Nashashibi, 2017
  • 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