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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.

2016 Genetics Prize Announced

Michael Grunstein and C. David Allis revolutionized our understanding of molecular biology, helping to launch the modern study of histones in epigenetics


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.

2016 Cosmology Prize Announced

The work and persistence of DreverThorneWeiss, and the LIGO Discovery team led to the first detection of gravitational waves.  *Image Credit

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.

2015 Neuroscience Prize Awarded

Shatz and Greenberg provided insights into how neural circuit function regulates brain development and plasticity and how dysfunction contributes to neuropsychiatric disorders.

Young Scientists Awards and Fellowships

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

Alexander Aleinikoff

Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Global Justice

Alexander Aleinikoff will present the lecture "Rethinking the International Refugee Regime,” at Yale University on February 8th

*Photo credit: Rhoda Baer, Columbia University'

2015 Cosmology Conference

Towards a Standard Model of Cosmology

The Gruber Foundation and the Yale Departments of Astronomy and Physics hosted the 2015 Gruber Cosmology Conference on October 2