Thursday, September 26, 2013

Funding "Genius"

Jeffrey Brenner, a physician and founder of a nonprofit that is working to reduce repeat emergency-room visits in Camden, N.J., and elsewhere, today received one of 24 “genius” grants awarded by the John D. And Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Dr. Brenner and the other fellowship winners will each receive a five-year, $625,000 no-strings-attached stipend an increase from the $500,000 the foundation previously provided.
• Margaret Stock, 51, an Anchorage, Alaska, a lawyer who has helped craft federal policy to recruit foreigners into the U.S. military and expedite their citizenship process.
• Carrie Mae Weems, 60, a Syracuse, N.Y., photographer documenting the African-American struggle for equality.
• David Lobell, 34, a Stanford University professor who has been investigating the impact of climate change on crop production.
They join the 873 other fellows since the program began in 1981.
From: Philanthropy Today.

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