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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 Neuroscience Prize Awarded

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

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 Cosmology Prize Awarded

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



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 Genetics Prize Awarded

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

Young Scientists Awards and Fellowships

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

Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Women's Rights

Ai-jen Poo

Ai-jen Poo gave the Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Women's Rights on February 26, 2018.  Poo's lecture was titled "Care and the Future of Work." 

Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations

Nominations to the 2019 Gruber Prizes are now open.