The MacArthur Fellowship: Reflections on 40 Years of Impact

This year we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the MacArthur Fellowship and highlighted the MacArthur Fellows Program’s commitment to recognizing exceptionally creative and inspiring individuals with no-strings-attached grants. Over the years MacArthur Fellows in various fields have pursued their creative ideas, cultivated cross-disciplinary collaborations, and inspired us over the past four decades.

We have been posting reflections from MacArthur Fellows on how the Fellowship has empowered them and their work. Today, we share this year’s final installment of perspectives, directly from seven Fellows, on how the award has impacted them.

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