MacArthur Foundation to Announce 2011 MacArthur Fellows September 20

Sep 12, 2011, 13:30 ET from MacArthur Foundation

One call out of the blue – $500,000 – No strings attached

CHICAGO, Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2011 MacArthur Fellows, awarded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, will be announced on Tuesday, September 20.  


Awarded to talented individuals in a variety of fields who have shown exceptional originality in and dedication to their creative pursuits, MacArthur Fellows receive $500,000 grants that are bestowed with no conditions—recipients may use the money as they see fit.  

Fellows are nominated anonymously and learn of their selection only when they receive an unexpected call from the MacArthur Foundation notifying them of the recognition.

Further information, including videos and photographs of all 2011 Fellows, will be available on the Foundation's website at at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, September 20.  

SOURCE MacArthur Foundation