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

Applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be a college senior, first-year graduate student 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.

How to Apply