Gruber Foundation

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The Gruber Foundation
Gruber Foundation.svg
Founded 1993
Focus Cosmology
Women's Rights
Origins The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation
Key people
Patricia and Peter Gruber (co-founders)

The Gruber Foundation is a philanthropic foundation established by Peter and Patricia Gruber and is based at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.[1] Its mission is to honor and encourage excellence in the fields of cosmology, genetics, neuroscience, justice, and women's rights, which encompasses three major programmatic initiatives: the Gruber Prizes and the Young Scientists Awards; the Gruber Science Fellowship Program; and the Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women's Rights at Yale Law School.[2]

Gruber Prizes[edit]

The International Prize Program awards the annual Gruber Prizes:

The prizes, which are awarded to prominent scientists, social scientists, and jurists in these subjects, provide a gold medal and a cash award of US$500,000.[6]

The Young Scientist Awards recognize brilliant early career international scientists and are selected in partnership with major scientific organizations:

Gruber Science Fellowships[edit]

Established in 2011, the Gruber Science Fellowships are the most prestigious awards offered by the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.[9][10] Annually, only approximately 20 are awarded to the most highly ranked applicants to Yale PhD programs in the life sciences, cosmology, and astrophysics, in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments and exceptional promise.[11] The participating Yale PhD programs include:

Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women's Rights[edit]

Administered by Yale Law School, the Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women's Rights continues and expands upon the missions of the previous Justice and Women's Rights Prizes, from which it evolved.[12] Currently, the program consists of four core components:

  • Global Constitutionalism Seminar[13]
  • Gruber Distinguished Lectures in Global Justice and Women's Rights[14]
  • Gruber Global Justice and Women's Rights Fellowships[15]
  • Gruber Project in Global Justice and Women’s Rights


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