Gruber Prizes

The International Prize Program honors individuals in the fields of Cosmology, Genetics, and Neuroscience, whose groundbreaking work provides new models that inspire and enable fundamental shifts in knowledge and culture.

In the spring of 2011, Yale University and The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation signed an agreement that established The Gruber Foundation, which will carry on its philanthropic mission from Yale. The Foundation’s Science Prizes and its Young Scientist Awards will remain the same; the missions of the Justice and Women’s Rights Prizes have merged and transitioned into the Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women’s Rights.

Each prize carries a gold medal and unrestricted cash prize of $500,000.

With the exception of the Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award, which specifically supports women researchers, all awards are presented without respect to gender, nationality, race, ethnicity, or religious creed.

Cosmology Prize...

...for theoretical, analytical, conceptual or observational discoveries in our understanding of the universe

Neuroscience Prize...

...for major discoveries that have advanced the understanding of the nervous system

Genetics Prize... recognition of groundbreaking contributions to any realm of genetics research

Young Scientists Awards...

...fostering the next generation of scientific discovery