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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.

2013 Neuroscience Prize Awarded

Eve Marder pioneered the understanding of neural circuits, particularly how their properties and dynamics give rise to specific behaviors


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.

2013 Cosmology Prize Awarded

By developing a theory of the earliest moments in the universe’s existence, Viatcheslav Mukhanov (right) and Alexei Starobinsky (left) helped to explain the origin of the universe and its structure.

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.

2013 Genetics Prize Awarded

Svante Pääbo pioneered research in evolutionary genetics and is considered the founder of molecular paleontology.

Young Scientists Awards and Fellowships

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

2013 Gruber Cosmology Ceremony and Lecture

Event Video

Watch the 2013 Gruber Cosmology Prize Ceremony and Lecture with Viatcheslav Mukhanov and Alexei Starobinsky, who received the Prize jointly!

Distinguished Lecture in Global Justice