Graduate funding for science innovators.
Computer Science, Technology
CitizenshipUS Citizen, Permanent Resident
StatusSenior, Entering Graduate
Funding for up to five years of graduate studies, valued at $250,000.
Graduate Fellowships of the Hertz Foundation are widely considered to be among the most prestigious offered in the applied physical, biological, mathematics, and engineering sciences. The Foundation's standing policy is that they will be structured to be the most attractive in their class in both material terms and duration of tenure. The Hertz Foundation's Graduate Fellowship award, which is based on merit (not need) consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend. The cost-of-education allowance is accepted by all of the tenable schools in lieu of all fees and tuition. Hertz Fellows, therefore, have no liability for any ordinary educational costs, regardless of their choice among tenable schools.
- 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
- be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.