The Hertz Foundation supports graduate students working toward a Ph.D. in the applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences. The foundation does not support study in pursuit of an M.D. or work in descriptive biology, although it may support the Ph.D. portion of a joint M.D./Ph.D. study program. The Graduate Fellowship Award consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a stipend. The cost-of-education allowance is accepted by all of the tenable schools (see Web site for details).
Since 1963 the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation has awarded more than 1,000 doctoral fellowships with the goal of supporting the early-stage research endeavors of applied physical, biological, or engineering science students who possess the potential to change our world for the better by solving difficult, real-world problems.
The Hertz Fellowship empowers these outstanding young people with the freedom to innovate and explore their genius in collaboration with leading professors in the field. Hertz Fellows continue to succeed in this endeavor by providing leading ideas, invaluable public service and economic accomplishments in science, business, government and academia.
The foundation screens applicants for qualities they believe are essential ingredients of future professional accomplishment and/or reasonably reliable leading indicators of future professional success. These include:
October 28, 2016
Completed online application and required documentation must be submitted to the Hertz Foundation.
October 31, 2016
All applicants are notified by mail of the foundation’s action on their application.