It’s ‘Genius Grant’ time again

Will this be your lucky year?

Press release

MACARTHUR FOUNDATION TO ANNOUNCE 2012 MACARTHUR FELLOWS OCTOBER 2

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

CHICAGO (September 21, 2012) The 2012 MacArthur Fellows, awarded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, will be announced on Tuesday, October 2.

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 2012 Fellows, will be available on the Foundation’s website at www.macfound.org at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, October 2.

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