21 MacArthur Fellows Awarded 5K In ‘Genius Grants’
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21 MacArthur Fellows Awarded $625K In ‘Genius Grants’

21 MacArthur Fellows Awarded 5K In ‘Genius Grants’
Writers, sociologists and scientists, a documentary filmmaker, a legal scholar and an environmental health advocate are among the luminaries named as this years MacArthur fellows. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation on Tuesday announced 21 people will each receive $625,000 over five years to use as they please. The Chicago-based foundation has awarded the “genius grants” every year since 1981 to help further the pursuits of people with outstanding talent.

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