Syracuse University

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising

Hertz Graduate Fellowship Award

About the Hertz Graduate Fellowship Award

The Hertz Foundation supports up to of graduate study leading to a PhD in the applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences. The Hertz Foundation interprets “applied” as “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 fellowship is intended to provide not only significant merit-based financial funding, but also an extensive scientific network to assist Fellows in their future careers.

Special Location of award, if applicable: Fellowship Participating schools:

Eligible applicants:

• are rising seniors or recent graduates applying for Ph.D. programs or graduate students already pursuing a Ph.D. (generally do not award fellowships to students who are already beyond their first year of graduate study)
• must be willing to express a moral commitment to make their skills available to the US in time of a national emergency

University endorsement required?


Citizenship requirement:

U.S. citizen or permanent resident

The Hertz Graduate Fellowship Award application process:

Start by reviewing the fellowship website to determine if the Hertz fellowship suitable to your academic background and career goals. The Hertz Foundation prides itself on a rigorous multi-stage interview process.

Applications open in mid August

Application components include:
– completed application form (includes three short answer questions and chronological resume as well as research experience)
– personal essay (statement)
– the aptitude portion of the GRE exam
– four recommendation letters

Applications are due in late October.

Interested? Contact CFSA for more information on how to get started!

Advising contact:

Jolynn Parker  Email:
More Information:

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