Hertz Foundation Fellowships

The Hertz Graduate Fellowship Award is a merit-based award that provides the necessary funding along with the research freedom for fellows to pursue a PhD in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences, including applied mathematics and statistics. The Fellowship provides a cost-of-education allowance that participating schools accept in lieu of all fees and tuition and offers mentorship and counsel from a community of peer fellows and alumni fellows. Two and five-year fellowships are available, as well as the opportunity for a Gates Foundation-sponsored fellowship focused on Global Health and Development.

Awards website:


Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are college seniors wishing to pursue the PhD degree in eligible fields or graduate students already in the process of doing so.

Typical Deadline:

Fall. (Application opens in August)