Graduate Students – Fellowship Opportunities

The Hertz Foundation awards fellowships to promising graduate students pursuing a PhD in the applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics, or engineering.

The fellowship includes up to five years of funding, valued at up to $250,000, and the freedom to pursue innovative projects wherever they may lead. In addition, fellows take part in ongoing mentoring, symposia, and workshops with a vibrant community of more than twelve hundred fellows comprising a group of peers spanning disciplines, generations, and geography.

The foundation does not award fellowships based on an applicant’s particular field of study; however, it does require that applicants direct their work toward understanding and solving a major, near-term problem facing society. For each applicant, that could mean something different — inventing a new technology, developing a business, or applying their interests in innovative ways.

It is up to the applicant to advocate for their specific field of study and demonstrate how it will be applied to address real-world challenges with the greatest impact.

Before applying, the foundation encourages potential applicants to explore the details of the fellowship to make sure it’s a good fit.

For more information, including eligibility criteria, a list of participating graduate schools, and an FAQ, see the Hertz Foundation website.

Link to complete RFP

Natasha Chopp ’06, ’15, ’17, Director of Research Operations 

Michigan Technological University
Vice President for Research
339 Lakeshore Center  906.487.1115  906.369.2467 (c)  906.487.2245 (f)
nichopp@mtu.eduwww.superiorideas.org


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