10/03/2013 12:30 pm ET Updated Dec 03, 2013

The 11 Women Of The 2013 MacArthur Grants


Out of 24 recipients, 11 women won this year's MacArthur genius grant--a no-strings-attached stipend of $625,000 over five years, up from its previous sum of $500,000. The recipients range from an atomic physicist to an immigration lawyer to a photographer, women working with passion on unique projects around the country. Here's who they are, what they're doing, and why you should pay attention.

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