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.
Where does the money for the prizes come from?
The Foundation was completely endowed by the Grubers, and is funded through Yale. It has received no outside funding. Peter Gruber’s long and successful career in the asset management business made The Gruber Foundation possible.
The Gruber Foundation is not a grant-making organization.
How do I apply for the International Prize Program?
You cannot apply. You must be nominated, and to be nominated your work must be of international stature. Independent advisory boards comprised of experts in the various fields choose the International Prize Program recipients. Only officially nominated candidates are considered. No self-nominations are accepted.
May I nominate more than one person for a Gruber Prize?
Yes. There is no limit to how many nominations a nominator may submit.
How do I make a joint nomination for a Gruber Prize?
Joint nominations are usually submitted on separate forms but using the same supporting texts and materials. It is useful to note on the forms that it is a joint nomination of nominee 1 and nominee 2.
How long are nominations to the Prize Program viable?
Unless selected to receive the Prize, or voted off by the Advisory Board, nominations are kept on an active list for three years. After the third year of consideration, nominations must be resubmitted.
Does the Foundation staff participate in the selection process for the Prize Program?
No. Staff members are present only to facilitate the meetings and to note the proceedings. The Selection Advisory Board selects recipients.
How do I apply for the Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women's Rights?