Hertz Fellowships provide up to five years of full funding for a STEM PhD (or the PhD portion of an MD/PhD program). Hertz Fellows show deep, integrated scientific knowledge, commitment to the greater good, and active leadership, and they are creative problem solvers and lifelong achievers.
Applicants must be college seniors, first-year graduate students, or in a gap year preparing to apply to graduate school; intend to pursue a PhD in the applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics, or engineering; intend to direct their studies toward understanding and solving major, near-term problems facing society; and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The application opens Aug. 15 and is due Oct. 28.
On Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 6 p.m. ET, Hertz Fellowship Director Derek Haseltine and Hertz Fellows Jessica Seeliger, Vivek Nair, and Lila Neahring will offer an online information session with more about the fellowship and advice on preparing an application. Registration is here. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to attend.