Hertz Foundation Fellowships

Student in a lab looking through a microscope

The Hertz Graduate Fellowship Award provides a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend for doctoral study in select fields of “applied physical science.”


  • Open students who will 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;
  • and are citizens or permanent residents of the United States.


National application: late October or early November