Hertz Graduate Fellowship Award

Hertz Graduate Fellowship Award

The Hertz Graduate Fellowship Award is based on merit ( not need ) and consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend.

The cost-of-education allowance is accepted by all of the participating schools in lieu of all fees and tuition. Hertz Fellows therefore have no liability for any ordinary educational costs, regardless of their choice among participating schools.

In addition to providing the necessary funding along with the research freedom to pursue their PhD, we also provide mentorship and counsel through the lifelong community of peers to which they now belong—the Hertz Community. This Community is comprised of current in-school Fellows who are pursuing their graduate degree, as well as the entire group of alumni Fellows ( now totaling over 1,200 ). When Hertz Fellows complete graduate school, we intend that they do so armed with more than their degree, research experience, and colleagues from that university, but also with a set of collaborators across disciplines, geography, and generations, all ready to help them succeed throughout their careers.

Successful applicants have the choice of two Fellowship options

Option 1 – Funding from Hertz Foundation only

  • $32,000/ 9-month personal stipend
  • Full tuition equivalent
  • Renewable annually for up to 5 years
  • $5,000/ year additional stipend for Fellows with dependent children

Option 2 – Coordination with Other Major Fellowship

Often Hertz awardees are also chosen to receive fellowship support from other sources. Hertz supports acceptance of multiple awards and works with each awardee, on an individual basis, to ensure compliance with all funding agencies.

Hertz Fellowship Application

The 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.

Hertz Fellowship Important Dates

  • Application opens : 15th August, 2017
  • Deadline to submit application : 27th October, 2017*
  • References due by : 30th October, 2017*