Genius Grant: By The Numbers [Infographic]

The MacArthur Fellows Program is an award given each year to between 20-40 people who “show exceptional merit and promise for continued and enhanced creative work.” The prize is $500,000 (no strings attached) paid as quarterly installments over five years. I was inspired by this award and wanted to spread the winners work through this infographic. It breaks down the award by field, subject of interest and total money contributed since the awards inception in 1981 (Over $400 million). The age range of the winners has been from 18-82 years old. If you want to see a full list of past winners and the 2011 fellows visit:

Genius Grant Infographic

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