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2021 G&P Porter and Field Prize Winners

May 19, 2021

Reprinted from the 

Office of the Secretary and Vice President for University Life

In this short video, Bench Ansfield (American Studies), Stefano Daniele (Neuroscience), and Zuri Sullivan (Immunobiology) speak to their prizewinning dissertations.

Bench graduates with a Ph.D. at Yale Commencement 2021.  Stefano, a current medical student, is a December 2020 Ph.D. graduate.  Zuri, also a December 2020 Ph.D. graduate, is currently a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Hanna H. Gray postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University.

The Theron Rockwell Field and the John Addison Porter prize competitions, administered by the Office of the Secretary and Vice President for University Life, are unusual in being open to all students enrolled at the university for a degree.  Separate prizes are awarded by faculty judges to entries by undergraduates and by graduate and professional students.

The John Addison Porter Prize is given for a written work of scholarship in any field in which it is possible, through original effort, to gather and relate facts, principles, or both, and to make the product of general human interest.  The award was established in 1872 by the Kingsley Trust Association (The Scroll and Key Society) in honor of the late Professor Porter, who received a bachelor’s degree from Yale in 1842. The Theron Rockwell Field Prize is given for “a poetic, literary, or religious work” of scholarship or creative writing. The award was established in 1957 by Emilia R. Field in memory of her husband, Theron Rockwell Field, 1889S.