MacArthur Genius Grants 2022 List of Fellows, Winners

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In academics, the arts, and sciences, it is arguably the most prized honor. You can’t be nominated, and the list of potential candidates is kept a closely-guarded secret. The financial award is also quite delicious. According to the MacArthur Foundation website, the $800,000 grants given to this year’s 25 MacArthur Fellows are “no-strings-attached awards to highly bright and innovative individuals as an investment in their future.”

MacArthur Genius Grants 2022 List of Fellows, Winners An ornithologist, a cellist, a computer scientist, and a human rights activist are among this year’s group of ‘geniuses. The fellows might broaden their field of study, switch occupations, or purchase a home.

MacArthur Genius Grants 2022 List of Fellows, Winners

  • Jennifer Carlson of Tucson, AZ
  • Paul Chan of New York, NY
  • Yejin Choi of the University of Washington
  • P. Gabrielle Foreman of Pennsylvania State University
  • Danna Freedman of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Martha Gonzalez of Scripps College
  • Sky Hopinka of Bard College
  • June Huh of Princeton University
  • Moriba Jah of the University of Texas, Austin, is an astrodynamicist
  • Jenna Jambeck of the University of Georgia is an environmental engineer
  • Monica Kim of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, is a historian
  • Priti Krishtel of the Initiative for Medicines, Access, and Knowledge (I-MAK) in Oakland, CA, is a health justice lawyer.
MacArthur Genius Grants 2022 List of Fellows, Winners
MacArthur Genius Grants 2022 List of Fellows, Winners
  • Joseph Drew Lanham of Clemson University is an ornithologist, naturalist, and writer.
  • Kiese Laymon of Rice University is a writer
  • Reuben Jonathan Miller of the University of Chicago is a sociologist, criminologist, and social worker.
  • Ikue Mori of New York, NY, is an electronic music composer and performer.
  • Steven Prohira of the University of Kansas is a physicist.
  • Tomeka Reid of Chicago, IL, is a jazz cellist and composer.
  • Loretta J. Ross of Smith College is a reproductive justice and human rights advocate.
  • Steven Ruggles of the University of Minnesota is a historical demographer
  • Tavares Strachan of New York, NY, and Nassau, The Bahamas, is an interdisciplinary conceptual artist.
  • Emily Wang of Yale University School of Medicine is a primary care physician and researcher.
  • Amanda Williams of Chicago, IL, is an artist and architect.
  • Melanie Matchett Wood of Harvard University is a mathematician.

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