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The Gruber Foundation honors individuals in the fields of Cosmology, Genetics, Neuroscience, Justice, and Women's Rights, whose groundbreaking work provides new models that inspire and enable fundamental shifts in knowledge and culture.

2011 marked the final Justice and Women's Rights Prizes of The Gruber Foundation, which has moved to Yale University, where the mission of its two human rights prizes have merged and transitioned into the Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women’s Rights. Click here to read the official press release for more information.

2014 Cosmology Prize Awarded

Through work on the nearby universe Einasto,Freeman,Tully,and van den Bergh provided essential elements in the study of the behavior of the universe on the largest

Justice and Women's Rights

A Yale University Program, The Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women's Rights is administered by Yale Law School.

2014 Genetics Prize Announced

AmbrosBaulcombe, and Ruvkun pioneered the study of small non-coding RNA’s, molecules that are recognized as playing a critical role in regulating gene expression.


Science Fellowship at Yale

Administered by the Graduate School,  the Gruber Science Fellowship is awarded to the most highly ranked applicants to Yale PhD programs in the life sciences, cosmology, and astrophysics.

2014 Neuroscience Prize Announced

Thomas Jessell's pioneering work on the differentiation of spinal cord neurons and their wiring into networks forged a direct causal link between gene, neuron, circuit and motor behavior.

Young Scientists Awards and Fellowships

The Gruber Foundation's Young Scientists Awards recognize the achievements of brilliant early-career scientists from around the world.

2015 Prize Nominations

Call for Nominations

The Gruber Foundation invites nominations of suitable candidates in Cosmology, Genetics, or Neuroscience for the 2015 Gruber International Prize Program.

Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Global Justice

Dr. Paul Farmer

Dr. Farmer has written on health, human rights, and the consequences of social inequality. He will present the Gruber Lecture in Global Justice at Yale Law School on March 2, 2015.