Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship

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Award Amount: $32,000

Number of Awards: Not known

Deadline: October 27, 2017- 11:59 pm, Pacific Time

Winner Announcement: Not known

Brief Description:

The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation is pleased to announce the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship. The program is open to college seniors who are wishing to pursue the Ph.D. degree in any of the fields of particular interest to the Foundation, as well as graduate students who are already in the process of doing so, may apply. The foundation provides Ph.D. fellowships to exceptionally talented individuals who are studying in the applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics, and engineering sciences, at over 40 of the nation’s finest participating universities.

Host Institution:

The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. In addition to financial support, the Foundation provides on going mentoring, symposia and a network of peers providing Fellows with a forum to share ideas and explore opportunities throughout their careers. The Hertz Foundation’s mission is to provide unique financial and fellowship support to the nation’s most remarkable Ph.D. students in the applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics and engineering.

Eligibility:

To eligible, the applicant must meet all the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be students of the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences or mathematics
  • Applicants must be 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 D. degree in any of the fields of particular interest to the Foundation, as well as graduate students already in the process of doing so, may apply.
  • Students who are already beyond their first year of graduate study except in cases of “exceptional leverage not eligible.” Such awards are very rare—only three have been made in the past 10 years.

Instructions for Applying:

To apply for the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship, the candidate must complete electronic application go to the given link: https://hertz.embark.com/apply/hertz2017

Supporting Documents:

  • Personal essay
  • Four recommenders
  • Upload a copy of your transcripts

Award Description:

  • The Hertz 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 participating schools in lieu of all fees and tuition. Hertz Fellows, therefore, have no liability for any ordinary educational costs, regardless of their choice among participating schools.
  • In addition to providing the necessary funding along with the research freedom to pursue their D., we also provide mentorship and counsel through the lifelong community of peers to which they now belong—the Hertz Community.

Successful applicants have the choice of two Fellowship options:

  • Option 1 – Funding from Hertz Foundation only
  1. $32,000/ 9-month personal stipend
  2. Full tuition equivalent
  3. Renewable annually for up to 5 years
  4. $5,000/ year additional stipend for Fellows with dependent children
  • Option 2 – Coordination with Other Major Fellowship: Often Hertz awardees are also chosen to receive fellowship support from other sources. Hertz supports acceptance of multiple awards and works with each awardee, on an individual basis, to ensure compliance with all funding agencies.

One example of a Coordinated Fellowship: Coordination with a 3-Year NSF Fellowship

  1. Hertz Period: Full tuition equivalent and $38,000/9-month personal stipend
  2. NSF Period: $6,000/ year supplemental stipend from Hertz
  3. Renewable for up to 5 years
  4. $5,000/ year additional stipend for Fellows with dependent children
  • The Hertz Fellowship award is renewable annually (upon a showing of satisfactory progress toward receipt of the Ph.D. degree) for a total Fellowship tenure of no more than five years.
  • Fellows must attend one of the Foundation’s currently participating schools or must petition the Foundation to include a school in the United States that he/she desires to attend.

Detailed Information Link:

http://hertzfoundation.org/fellowships/application