The annual competition for Graduate Fellowships begins with the application period which opens each year in August at which time a deadline consistent with those of NSF and other fellowship granting organizations will be posted. Only those applications which are complete, with all supporting materials and documents provided (including Reference Reports) by the posted deadline will be assured of full consideration by the Foundation. Untimely or incompletely-submitted applications will be entertained only at the Foundation's discretion and convenience.
Each year's competition concludes at the end of the following March, at which time the Foundation's Board of Directors determines the most highly qualified Fellowship applicants and the number of new Fellowships which available resources will be able to support.
The next Hertz Fellowship Application due dates for academic year 2017-18 are:
Application opens: August 15, 2016
Deadline to submit application: October 28, 2016
References due by: October 31, 2016
Frequently Asked Questions
Download last season's Hertz 2015-16 Application Poster flyer
The Hertz Foundation Fellowship application for:
Academic Year 2015-2016 is CLOSED
The application will be available for the academic year 2016-2017: OPENS Aug. 15, 2016
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION will be October 28, 2016
You can create a log in and password to view last year’s application and access the new application when it becomes available, but please DO NOT enter any additional information on last year’s application. It will not be ported over to the new application when it becomes available.
To view last year’s application for the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship, please go to the Electronic Application.