Hertz Graduate Fellowship

Who is eligible? College seniors intending to pursue the PhD and first-year doctoral candidates devoted to "the understanding and solving of problems associated with contemporary human concern, using applications of knowledge from the physical and engineering sciences" may apply. The award is not applicable to professional degrees other than the Ph.D.  Supported fields include the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences, and also studies in applied mathematics, statistics, and quantitative aspects of modern biology
When is the Deadline?
Campus Deadline: Mid-September
Hertz Deadline:  Late October
Description The fellowships are tenable at forty of the nation's finest universities for graduate work leading to award of the Ph.D. degree in applications of the physical sciences; other graduate programs are acceptable upon negotiation of an agreement with the Hertz Foundation. 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 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