The IAU and The Gruber Foundation

Gruber Cosmology Prize

With the aim to promote the science of cosmology and other branches of astronomy, The Gruber Foundation (TGF) has created the Gruber Cosmology Prize.

Mission statement: The Cosmology Prize honors a leading cosmologist, astronomer, astrophysicist or scientific philosopher for theoretical, analytical, conceptual or observational discoveries leading to fundamental advances in our understanding of the Universe.

The IAU Executive Committee (EC) recognizes this contribution to our science and shares the desire of The Gruber Foundation to give this distinction the highest possible scientific standing and international character. Accordingly, at its 73rd meeting in Manchester, UK, in August 2000, the IAU EC agreed to collaborate with TGF in the nomination of candidates and the selection of recipients, effective as of 1 January 2001.

The Gruber Foundation Fellowship in Astrophysics

With the aim to promote the science of cosmology and other branches of astronomy, The Gruber Foundation has created the TGF Fellowship Programme.

Since 2001, the Gruber Foundation has entrusted the IAU with the selection of one TGF fellow each year. The IAU TGF Fellowship is awarded to a young postdoc working in any field of astrophysics, either theoretical, observational or experimental.

Gruber Science Fellowship at Yale

Established in 2011 by the Gruber Foundation, the Gruber Science Fellowship at Yale is awarded to incoming PhD students in the life sciences, cosmology and other fields of astrophysics. Students from around the world are eligible for this award.

Gruber Science Fellows at Yale receive a stipend supplement and a research account in addition to the standard stipend and tuition award given to students in their respective PhD programmes. This programme is run by Yale University, and the IAU is not involved in the selection of the Fellows.

A report on the inaugural class of Gruber Science Fellows is at: 

For further information about the Gruber Science Fellowship at Yale, please contact the Fellowship Director, Dr. Carl Hashimoto:


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