PARTNER WITH US: NAME OR ENDOW A FELLOWSHIP
“Freedom to Innovate” isn’t just the motto of the Hertz Foundation; it is our core belief. The Hertz Fellowships are widely considered to be among the most prestigious in the United States because of its rigorous, two-phase interview process and its generosity. It is the only national fellowship program that provides five years of full tuition-equivalent and stipend support.
Hertz Fellowship recipients are granted total research freedom throughout the five years in pursuit of their PhD. As a result, as their research interests grow and mature, it is not uncommon for these talented and creative young researchers to change research direction, research groups, fields and/or even institutions, all in pursuit of the most compelling and interesting research issues in their fields.
Named and endowed fellowships are two ways in which Hertz Foundation donors can support students’ “freedom to innovate,” up-close and personal. Donors who support fellowships will meet their recipient/s and receive periodic updates on their research, and also be recognized via publication citations. Both named and endowed fellowships also can be named to honor any person or organization the donor wishes to recognize.
- Named Fellowship—an investment of $250,000 or $50,000 annually for five years—fully funds one PhD student.
- Endowed Fellowship—an investment of $1M—ensures support for a new Hertz Fellow, every 5 years, in perpetuity. It provides a lasting legacy to the donor or anyone the donor chooses to name.
- By June 30, 2019, the Foundation has set a target to create 60 new Named Fellowships via it’s “60 Fellowship Initiative.” Currently, 36 have been created.
To help us identify and support the next generation of leaders in applied science and engineering by naming or endowing a Fellowship, please contact Jayne Putnam Iafrate, Sr. Director of Development, at 925-583-2411.