Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships are for students of the applied physical sciences who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America, and who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency. College seniors wishing to pursue the Ph.D. degree in any of the fields of particular interest to the Foundation (see below), as well as graduate students already in the process of doing so, may apply. See the list of tenable graduate schools, below. Complete information, including the application, is available on the website.
This application deadline is October 31.
Tenable Fields of Study
The Foundation supports graduate students working towards the Ph.D. degree in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences. These fields include applied mathematics, statistics, and quantitative aspects of modern biology.
Here, "applied" is broadly construed to mean fields of endeavor in which one applies, invents, and/or develops results from the basic physical sciences to generate solutions to problems of comparatively near-term, widespread human interest.
The Foundation's efforts complement the applied physical sciences portion of the NSF's graduate fellowship program (and the Foundation coordinates with the NSF periodically). The Foundation does not support study in pursuit of the M.D. Degree or work in descriptive biology, although it may support the Ph.D. portion of a joint M.D./Ph.D. study program.
The following is an illustrative (but not exclusive) list of the fields in which we have recently supported Hertz Fellows. Note, however, that it is up to each fellowship applicant to advocate to us his or her specific field of interest as an "applied physical science".
|Arizona State University||Tempe||Arizona|
|California Institute of Technology||Pasadena||California|
|Columbia University||New York||New York|
|Cornell University||Ithaca||New York|
|Duke University||Durham||North Carolina|
|Georgia Institute of Technology||Atlanta||Georgia|
|Johns Hopkins University||Baltimore||Maryland|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology||Cambridge||Massachusetts|
|New York University||New York||New York|
|Ohio State University||Columbus||Ohio|
|Pennsylvania State University||University Park||Pennsylvania|
|Polytechnic University||Brooklyn||New York|
|Princeton University||Princeton||New Jersey|
|Purdue University||West Layfayette||Indiana|
|Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute||Troy||New York|
|Scripps Research Institute||La Jolla||California|
|Stony Brook University||Stony Brook||New York|
|Texas A & M University||College Station||Texas|
|University of Arizona||Tucson||Arizona|
|University of California, Berkeley||Berkeley||California|
|University of California, Davis||Davis||California|
|University of California, Davis/Livermore||Livermore||California|
|University of California, Irvine||Irvine||California|
|University of California, Los Angeles||Los Angeles||California|
|University of California, Merced||Merced||California|
|University of California, Riverside||Riverside||California|
|University of California, San Diego||La Jolla||California|
|University of California, San Francisco||San Francisco||California|
|University of California, Santa Barbara||Santa Barbara||California|
|University of California, Santa Cruz||Santa Cruz||California|
|University of Chicago||Chicago||Illinois|
|University of Colorado at Boulder||Boulder||Colorado|
|University of Illinois||Urbana-Champaign||Illinois|
|University of Maryland||College Park||Maryland|
|University of Michigan||Ann Arbor||Michigan|
|University of Minnesota||Minneapolis/St. Paul||Minnesota|
|University of Rochester||Rochester||New York|
|University of Southern California||Los Angeles||California|
|University of Texas at Austin||Austin||Texas|
|University of Washington||Seattle||Washington|
|University of Wisconsin||Madison||Wisconsin|
|Yale University||New Haven||Connecticut|