Meet the 2021 MacArthur Fellows

These creative and inspiring individuals have shown exceptional creativity, and will each receive a $625,000, no-strings-attached grant.

This afternoon we announced the 2021 MacArthur Fellows! As MacArthur’s Cecilia Conrad said, “this class of 25 Fellows helps us reimagine what’s possible. They demonstrate that creativity has no boundaries. It happens in all fields of endeavor, among the relatively young and more seasoned, in Iowa and Puerto Rico.”

Here’s how the 2021 MacArthur Fellows reacted to the announcement:

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