Since 1963, the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation has awarded over 1,100 doctoral fellowships with the goal of supporting the early stage research endeavors of applied physical, biological, and engineering science students who possess the potential to change our world for the better by solving difficult, real-world problems.
The Hertz Fellowship empowers these outstanding young people with the freedom to innovate and explore their genius in collaboration with leading professors in the field. For over 50 years, Hertz Fellows have succeeded in this endeavor by providing leading ideas, invaluable public service and economic accomplishments in science, business, government and academia.
he annual competition for Graduate Fellowships begins with the application period which opens each year in August at which time a deadline consistent with those of NSF and other fellowship granting organizations will be posted. Only those applications which are complete, with all supporting materials and documents provided (including Reference Reports) by the posted deadline will be assured of full consideration by the Foundation. Untimely or incompletely-submitted applications will be entertained only at the Foundation's discretion and convenience.
Each year's competition concludes at the end of the following March, at which time the Foundation's Board of Directors determines the most highly qualified Fellowship applicants and the number of new Fellowships which available resources will be able to support.
All Fellowship applicants are notified by mail of the Foundation's action on their application on or before April 1 of each year.