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Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship

The Graduate Fellowship Award is based on merit (not need) and consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend.

The cost-of-education allowance is accepted by all of the participating schools in lieu of all fees and tuition. Hertz Fellows therefore have no liability for any ordinary educational costs, regardless of their choice among participating schools.

Successful applicants have the choice of two Fellowship options:
Option 1 - Five Year Hertz
$32,000/ 9-month personal stipend*
Full tuition equivalent
Renewable for up to 5 years

Option 2 - Five-Year Coordinated
Hertz Period - Two Years
$38,000/ 9-month personal stipend*
Full tuition equivalent

Other Fellowship Period - Up to Three Years
$6,000/ year supplemental stipend* from Hertz
Requires Awardee to accept a 3-year Fellowship from another source

The Five-Year Hertz Fellowship award (Option 1) is renewable annually (upon a showing of satisfactory progress toward receipt of the Ph.D. degree) for a total Fellowship tenure of no more than five years.

* $5,000/ year additional stipend for Fellows with dependent children.

Fellows must attend one of the Foundation's currently participating schools, or must petition the Foundation to include a school in the United States that he/she desires to attend.

Eligible applicants for Hertz Fellowships must be students of the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences or mathematics who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America, and who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency.

The Foundation supports graduate students working towards the Ph.D. degree in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences. These fields include applied mathematics, statistics, and quantitative aspects of modern biology.

Here, "applied" is broadly construed to mean fields of endeavor in which one applies, invents, and/or develops results from the basic physical sciences to generate solutions to problems of comparatively near-term, widespread human interest.

The following is an illustrative (but not exclusive) list of the fields in which we have recently supported Hertz Fellows. Note, however, that it is up to each fellowship applicant to advocate to us his or her specific field of interest as an "applied physical science".

Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Physics and Astronomy
Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering
Earth and Geo Sciences
Electrical, Mechanical, Civil and Nuclear Engineering
Materials Science
Quantitative Biology and Bio-Engineering


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Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: Senior

Graduate: First year PhD student

Award Type:
Scholarship / Fellowship

Award Period:
Academic Year (Graduate)

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Applied physical, biological and engineering sciences

Additional Qualifications:
US Citizen or Permanent Resident

Last Updated:
August 23, 2017

Last Updated: 9/12/17