National Fellowships

John and Fannie Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowships

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Final Deadline: October 28, 2016 Application deadline
Final Deadline: October 31, 2016 Reference Reports deadline

The Hertz Foundation's Graduate Fellowships are merit-based, and consist of a cost-of-education allowance (paid to the school attended by the Fellow) and an additional personal stipend.

The Fellowship is renewable annually (upon satisfactory progress toward receipt of the Ph.D. degree) for a total of no more than five years. Successful applicants will show " evidence of exceptional creativity, broad understanding of physical principles, and outstanding potential for innovative research."

Applicants must be students of the applied physical sciences, including applied physics, applied chemistry, applied mathematics, applied modern biology and all areas of engineering, "which apply results from the basic physical sciences to generate solutions to problems of comparatively near-term, widespread human interest."; citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America; and must be "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, and graduate students already enrolled in Ph.D. programs, may apply. The Foundation does not support study for the M.D. degree, although it will support the Ph.D. portion of a joint M.D./Ph.D. study program.

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