Hertz Foundation


The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation is a not-for-profit organization changing the world around us by granting freedom of American scientific research and innovation through fellowship and financial support. Celebrating 60 years in 2017, the Hertz Fellowship is the most exclusive fellowship program in the world. The Hertz Foundation is the only organization in the United States that supports PhD candidates for a full five years at one of the Foundation’s numerous partner institutions and grants students total research freedom, ensuring that each Fellow is able to pursue the most compelling, cutting-edge research.



Eligibility Requirements

  • Eligible applicants for Hertz Fellowships must be students of the applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics and engineering.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident.
  • Willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the U.S. in time of national emergency.
  • Applicants must be a graduating senior or first year graduate student.

How to Apply

Campus Liaison