MacArthur Fellows Program
The MacArthur Fellows Program or MacArthur Fellowship (nicknamed the Genius Award ) is an award which annually awards the MacArthur Foundation at 20-40 U.S. Americans who - regardless of age or field of activity - " show exceptional merit and continued and increased creative work promise ".
The Foundation emphasizes that "the fellowship is not a reward for past services, but rather an investment in one's originality, insight and potential." The prize money amounts each $ 625,000 (as of 2013) and is paid quarterly over a period of five years.
For the scholarship may not apply to you. Nominations may be submitted anonymously.