Hertz Fellowship

The Hertz Fellowship provides financial and lifelong professional support for the nation’s most promising graduate students in science and technology. The fellowship includes up to five years of funding, and the freedom to pursue innovative ideas with real-world impact. Hertz Fellows also participate in ongoing mentoring, symposia, and workshops with the community of more than 1200 fellows, a set of peers who span disciplines, generations, and geography. 

Application Materials

  • Application
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcript(s)

What they’re looking for

  • 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. 
  • Intend to purse a PhD
Academic Level
Field(s) of Study
Social Sciences
Application Deadline
Nomination Required
Citizen Status
U.S. Citizen
Permanent Resident