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MacArthur Fellowship

This national fellowship, often referred to as a “genius grant,” was established in 1981 and is given annually to those who “show exceptional merit and promise for continued and enhanced creative work.”

  • 2017 Emmanuel Candès, Statistics
  • 2014 Jennifer Eberhardt, Psychology
  • 2006 Lisa Curran, Anthropology
  • 2005 Todd J. Martinez, Chemistry, Photon Science, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
  • 2002 Dan Jurafsky, Linguistics
  • 1999 Eva Silverstein, Physics, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
  • 1999 Carolyn Bertozzi, Chemistry
  • 1998 Avner Greif, Economics
  • 1996 Anna Deavere Smith, Drama
  • 1996 Barbara Block, Biological Sciences, Hopkins Marine Station
  • 1995 Richard White, History
  • 1994 Adrienne Rich, English
  • 1992 Sharon Long, Biological Sciences
  • 1991 David Donoho, Statistics
  • 1991 Arnold Rampersad, English
  • 1990 Paul Ehrlich, Biological Sciences
  • 1987 Robert Sapolsky, Biological Sciences
  • 1987 Stephen Shenker, Physics
  • 1984 Sidney Drell, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
  • 1984 Shirley Brice Heath,* English and Linguistics
  • 1983 William Durham, Anthropology
  • 1983 Bradley Efron, Statistics
  • 1983 Richard Schoen,* Mathematics
  • 1982 Persi Diaconis, Statistics and Mathematics
  • 1981 Douglas Osheroff,* Physics

*Emeritus