Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship Award (Applied Sciences)


Am I Eligible?

Evidence of exceptional creativity, broad understanding of physical principles and outstanding potential for innovative research is expected.

Eligible applicants for Hertz Fellowships must be students of the applied physical sciences 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.

College seniors wishing to pursue the Ph.D. degree in any of the fields of particular interest to the Foundation, as well as graduate students already in the process of doing so, may apply.

What Will I Receive?

Successful applicants have the choice of two Fellowship options:

  1. Five-Year Hertz - Option 1
    - $31,000/9-month personal stipend
    - Full tuition equivalent
    - Renewable for up to 5 years
  2. Five-Year Coordinated - Option 2
    Hertz Period - Two Years
    - $36,000/9-month personal stipend
    - Full tuition equivalent
    Other Fellowship Period - Up to Three Years
    - $3,500/ year supplemental stipend from Hertz
    - Requires Awardees to accept a 3-year Fellowship from another source



How do I apply?

Applications are normally submitted in electronic form via the Internet.  The application does not include references.


See program website for details.

Additional Information:

The Hertz foundation is a tax exempt, not-for profit organization which provides fellowships tenable at over 40 of the nation's finest universities for graduate work leading to award of the Ph.D. degree in applications of the physical sciences.

Faculty Representative:

Dr. Elizabeth Elliot-Meisel