Tejal Rao receives the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Culinary Arts for food writing that tells stories about politics, culture, and science, centering on people whose work often goes unseen.
Sarah Benson receives the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Theatre for directing and producing new works in immersive stagings that have made New York’s Soho Rep into a leading destination for contemporary drama.
Andrew Bolton receives the Vilcek Prize in Fashion for a curatorial approach that combines a keen aesthetic with intellectual rigor, and that has elevated the field of fashion as an art form.
Richard Flavell receives the Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science for his paradigm-shifting efforts to use an approach called reverse genetics to probe the molecular basis of immunity, yielding rich insights into innate and adaptive immunity, autoimmunity, and immune system-microbiome interactions.
James “JHart” Abrahart receives the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Contemporary Music for his diverse songwriting for renowned pop, hip-hop, and R&B artists.