Hertz Graduate Fellowship

Who is eligible? College seniors wishing to pursue a Ph.D. degree devoted to "the understanding and solving of problems associated with contemporary human concern, using applications of knowledge from the physical and engineering sciences," as well as graduate students already in the process of doing so, may apply. The award is not applicable to professional degrees other than the Ph.D.
When is the Deadline? Campus Deadline: October 10, 2009
Hertz Deadline: October 30, 2009
Description The fellowships are tenable at three dozen of the nation's finest universities for graduate work leading to award of the Ph.D. degree in applications of the physical sciences. The award consists of a stipend and a cost-of-education allowance, and may be renewed for no more than 5 years of study.
How Do I Apply? Applications are normally submitted in electronic form via the Internet.
Essay(s): Applicants submit a personal essay and are invited also to include "supplemental documents," generally samples of the student's research.
What happens after I submit an application? 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.
What's next? All Fellowship applicants are notified by mail of the Foundation's action on their application on or before 1 April of each year.

In 1957, the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation was formed with the goal of supporting applied sciences education. Fellowships were enlarged to include both the fields of engineering and applied sciences, with special emphasis placed on physical sciences and the stimulation of exceptional competence and innovation-oriented development in these fields.

The Hertz Foundation's 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 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.

For more information visit the
Fannie and John Hertz Foundation website