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. 

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; and intend to direct their studies toward understanding and solving major, near-term problems facing society. The Hertz Foundation does not award fellowships to applicants pursuing professional degrees other than a PhD. 

Academic Level
Field(s) of Study
Social Sciences
Application Deadline
Nomination Required
Citizen Status
U.S. Citizen
Permanent Resident