Dr. Jill Seaman was awarded McArthur Foundation Fellowship on September 22nd 2009.
From the MacArthur Foundation:
"The MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, the Foundation works to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places, and understand how technology is affecting children and society."
Along with each other recipient, the award provides Dr. Jill with support of $500,000 over five years from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.