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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 Neuroscience Prize Awarded

Mu-Ming Poo has made seminal discoveries regarding the molecular and cell mechanisms underlying synaptic plasticity in the brain



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 Genetics Prize Awarded

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


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.

2016 Cosmology Prize Awarded

The work and persistence of Drever, Thorne, Weiss, and the LIGO Discovery team led to the first detection of gravitational waves.*Image Credit: SXS

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 will present 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