Graduate Funding Information Service

September 18, 2020

Hertz Graduate Fellowship

Application Deadline: October 23, 2020

The Hertz Fellowship provides financial and lifelong professional support for graduate students pursuing a PhD in the applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics, or engineering. The fellowship includes up to five years of funding, valued at up to $250,000, and the freedom to pursue innovative projects wherever they may lead. In addition, fellows take part in ongoing mentoring, symposia, and workshops with our vibrant community of more than 1200 fellows, a set of peers who span disciplines, generations, and geography.

Funding from the Hertz Foundation includes:

  • $34,000/nine-month personal stipend
  • Full tuition equivalent
  • Renewable annually for up to five years
  • $5,000/year stipend for fellows with dependent children

If you receive a fellowship, scholarship, or grant offer from another institution, Hertz will coordinate with that institution to make sure you can take advantage of each offer and receive the maximum possible compensation.


Applicants should:

  • 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.

Hertz does not award fellowships to applicants pursuing professional degrees other than a PhD, such as an MD, JD, MBA, DPH, or DVM. However, Hertz will support the PhD portion of an MD/PhD program.

For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.