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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.

2017 Cosmology Prize Announced

Sandra Faber's work established many of the foundational principles underlying the modern understanding of the universe on the largest scales



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.

2017 Genetics Prize Announced

Stephen Elledge pioneered the discovery and characterization of the molecular mechanisms of the DNA-damage response pathway


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.

2017 Neuroscience Prize Announced

Joshua Sanes made groundbreaking discoveries about synapses, transforming our understanding of how the human brain functions

Young Scientists Awards and Fellowships

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

2017 Gruber Science Fellowship Lecture

David Hillis

Professor David Hillis presented the 2017 Gruber Science Fellowship Lecture on Monday May 8, 2017 at 3pm in Luce Hall Auditorium

Gruber Cosmology Conference

2016 Cosmology Conference

The Gruber Foundation and the Yale Departments of Astronomy and Physics hosted the 2016 Gruber Cosmology Conference on October 7