Frequently Asked Questions
The Porter and Field Prize competitions are open to all students enrolled in Yale University for a degree.
Yes, if you were enrolled for degree during any part of the current academic year, you are eligible to submit to the Porter and Field prize competitions.
No, the Porter and Field prize competitions are open to all students enrolled for degree, provided that the submissions meet the provisions of the prize indentures listed on the Porter and Field prize web page.
No need to bring two copies of your submission. If you wish to apply for both the Porter Prize and the Field Prize, please check the boxes next to each prize name on the copy of the application that will accompany your submission.
Yes, provided that it is accompanied by an English-language translation.
No. Works submitted must be the sole work of the author.
Any binding is acceptable with the exception of staples. Please see the Porter and Field Binding Guidelines page for more information.
Please send an electronic version of the application, the abstract (for submissions over 50 pages) and the submission.
Yes, you will receive confirmation via email when your electronic copy has been received.
Yes. All parts of your submission must be submitted before the 5 p.m. deadline.
Yes, any entry over 50 pages must be accompanied by a separate one-page summary.
Recipients of the Porter and Field prizes are kept confidential until Commencement day. If you have been awarded a prize and are not on campus for the commencement ceremonies, you will be notified via email.
Doctoral theses may be picked up from the Office of the Secretary after Commencement. Those that are not claimed by the pick-up deadline will be returned to the relevant department. Other entries (anything other than dissertations) will be discarded unless they were accompanied, at the time of submission, by a self-addressed envelope with proper, paid postage.
Yes, the names of past prize winners are located on the Porter and Field prize pages on the Office of the Secretary website.