Genius for good

The MacArthur Foundation just announced the list of its fellows for 2006. The MacArthur Fellowship, also known as the “Genius Grant,” is given each year to 25 people who have demonstrated a creativity and innovation in their field — whether it be music, art, science, commerce, or whatever, really. Each recipient is chosen by an ...

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The MacArthur Foundation just announced the list of its fellows for 2006. The MacArthur Fellowship, also known as the "Genius Grant," is given each year to 25 people who have demonstrated a creativity and innovation in their field -- whether it be music, art, science, commerce, or whatever, really. Each recipient is chosen by an anonymous panel and gets $500,000 over five years to use however he or she wants, no strings attached. This year's list includes Victoria Hale, the CEO of the Institute for OneWorld Health, a nonprofit organization that seeks to find low-cost pharmaceutical solutions for neglected diseases. Hale, who had a big breakthrough earlier this month when India approved the use of her treatment for black fever, was profiled in an FP article about neglected diseases earlier this year. Congratulations, Victoria! 

The MacArthur Foundation just announced the list of its fellows for 2006. The MacArthur Fellowship, also known as the “Genius Grant,” is given each year to 25 people who have demonstrated a creativity and innovation in their field — whether it be music, art, science, commerce, or whatever, really. Each recipient is chosen by an anonymous panel and gets $500,000 over five years to use however he or she wants, no strings attached. This year’s list includes Victoria Hale, the CEO of the Institute for OneWorld Health, a nonprofit organization that seeks to find low-cost pharmaceutical solutions for neglected diseases. Hale, who had a big breakthrough earlier this month when India approved the use of her treatment for black fever, was profiled in an FP article about neglected diseases earlier this year. Congratulations, Victoria! 

Christine Y. Chen is a senior editor at Foreign Policy.
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