CHICAGO (AP) — An eclectic group of scientists, historians, writers, musicians and others have won of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation "genius grants."
The foundation announced Wednesday that the 24 people will each receive $625,000 to spend any way they want.
The recipients are chosen for their creativity and innovations in fields ranging from music to physics, medicine to photography.
This year's group brings the number of grant recipients to 900 since the program started in 1981.
This year's prize will be given out in five installments and is the largest ever — $125,000 more than 2012.
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