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25 New MacArthur Fellows Announced
September 23, 2008
The MacArthur Foundation today named 25 new MacArthur Fellows for 2008. Among the recipients are 13 academics, five of whom are or were recently supported by the National Science Foundation. Each fellow will receive $500,000 in "no strings attached" support over the next five years from the MacArthur Foundation. These new fellows work across a broad spectrum of endeavors and were selected for their creativity, originality and potential to make important contributions in the future.
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