Gruber Science Fellowship at Yale

Established in 2011 by the Gruber Foundation, the Gruber Science Fellowship is awarded to the most highly ranked applicants to Yale PhD programs in the life sciences, and in cosmology and other fields of astrophysics. It is the most prestigious award offered by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences to incoming science students in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments and exceptional promise. Both US and non-US citizens are eligible to receive a Gruber Science Fellowship.

In addition to the standard stipend and tuition award given to students in their respective PhD programs, Gruber Science Fellows receive a stipend supplement and a research account. Fellows are also entitled to participate in Fellowship events and activities throughout the academic year, among many special privileges, such as meetings with seminar speakers and lecturers, as well as a fall reception to welcome new Fellows.

Application and Selection Process

The Gruber Fellowship is awarded at the time of admission. Participating PhD programs nominate candidates who represent their most highly ranked applicants. All eligible applicants will be considered. No separate application is necessary. Candidates chosen to be a Gruber Science Fellow are notified of their selection for this honor in an award letter, along with the letter offering admission to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. If you are interested in pursuing PhD studies as a Gruber Science Fellow, we invite you to apply to the Graduate School!

Participating PhD programs are:

To apply to any of these programs, please see the Graduate School's Office of Admissions web pages for information about the online application process and deadlines (which vary by program). 

Contact us

For further information about the Gruber Science Fellowship at Yale, please contact: