Apply through Independent Application Process
Internal Deadline: none - see website for annual fall deadline
The Hertz Fellowship is awarded annually to the nation’s most promising graduate students in science and technology. Their goal is to identify innovators with the greatest potential to create transformative solutions to the world's most urgent challenges.
Successful candidates have the choice of two award options:
Option 1: Funding from the Hertz Foundation Only
- $34,000/nine-month personal stipend
- Full tuition equivalent
- Renewable annually for up to five years
- $5,000/year stipend for fellows with dependent children
Option 2: Coordination with Another Awarding Institution
- If you receive a fellowship, scholarship, or grant offer from another institution, they'll coordinate with that institution to make sure you can take advantage of each offer and receive the maximum possible compensation.
Fellows must attend one of the Foundation's participating schools, or must petition the Foundation to include a school that he/she desires to attend.
EligibilityAll eligible applicants must:
- be college seniors, first-year graduate students, or in a gap year preparing to apply to graduate school;
- intend to pursue a PhD in the applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics, or engineering;
- intend to direct their studies toward understanding and solving major, near-term problems facing society;
- be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
- Deep, Integrated Knowledge
- Creative Problem Solvers
- Commitment to the Greater Good
- Active Leadership
- Lifelong Achievers
Review the Hertz website for application information.