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Hertz Fellowship

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The Hertz Fellowship includes 5 years of funding and the freedom to pursue innovative projects in applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics, and engineering. The goal is for fellows to be financially independent and free from traditional restrictions of their academic departments to promote innovation in collaboration with leading professors in the field. The fellowship covers tuition and a personal stipend for up to 5 years.

Scholarship Amount

Tuition fees and a living stipend

Annual Number of Scholarships Awarded

  • ~48 per year


  • Be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident
  • Be a college senior, first-year graduate student, or in a gap year, preparing to apply to graduate school
  • Intend to pursue a Ph.D. in the applied physical or biological sciences, mathematics, or engineering
  • Intend to direct your studies towards understanding and solving major near-term problems facing society

Selection Criteria

  • Deep, integrated knowledge
  • Creative problem solvers
  • Commitment to the greater good
  • Active leadership
  • Lifelong achievers

Application Material

  • Hertz Fellowship Application
    • Choice of Field and Future Expectations Essay
    • Proposed Field of Study Essay
    • Choice of Graduate School Essay
    • Optional GRE scores
  • CV/Resume
  • Transcripts
  • 4 letters of recommendation


University Deadline:

National Deadline:


Mid-August: Hertz Fellowship Application Opens

October 20, 2023: National Deadline

Early February: Notification of selection

Length of Scholarship

5 years

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