Wednesday, September 25, 2013

MacArthur Foundation Announces Winners of "Genius" Grants

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today announced the winners of the 2013 "Genius" grants.  The 24 winners will each receive a five-year, $625,000 no-strings-attached stipend, giving each recipient what the San Jose Mercury News calls "unfettered freedom to pursue creativity."

According to the Mercury News,

This year's MacArthur recipients are a mix of the little known and world renowned, representing a broad cross section of the arts, economics and science. They range in age from 32 to 60 and work in settings as different as rural Alaska and inner-city Manhattan.

The 24 award recipients are:

  • Kyle Abraham, Choreographer and Dancer, New York, NY
  • Donald Atrim, Writer, New York, NY
  • Phil Baran, Organic Chemist, La Jolla, CA
  • C. Kevin Boyce, Paleobotanist, Stanford, CA
  • Jeffrey Brenner, Primary Care Physician, Camden, NJ
  • Colin Camerer, Behavioral Economist, Pasadena, CA
  • Jeremy Denk, Pianist and Writer, New York, NY
  • Angela Duckworth, Research Psychologist, Philadelphia, PA
  • Craig Fennie, Materials Scientist, Ithaca, NY
  • Robin Fleming, Medieval Historian, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Carl Haber, Audio Preservationist, Berkeley, CA
  • Vijay Iyer, Jazz Pianist and Composer, New York, NY
  • Dina Katabi, Computer Scientist, Cambridge, MA
  • Julie Livingston, Public Health Historian and Anthropologist, New Brunswick, NJ
  • David Lobell, Agricultural Ecologist, Stanford, CA
  • Tarell McCraney, Playwright, Chicago, IL
  • Susan Murphy, Statistician, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Sheila Nirenberg, Neuroscientist, New York, NY
  • Alexei Ratmansky, Choreographer,  New York, NY
  • Ana Maria Rey, Atomic Physicist, Boulder, CO
  • Karen Russell, Fiction Writer, New York, NY
  • Sara Seager, Astrophysicist, Cambridge, MA
  • Margaret Stock, Immigration Lawyer, Anchorage, AK, and
  • Carrie Mae Weems, Photgrapher and Video Artist, Syracuse, NY.

Congratulations to the award winners.

VEJ

 

 

 

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