The Peter Strauss Award was established by Harold Newman, Hertz Foundation Director and financial advisor, and a long time associate of Peter Strauss, who was a Hertz Foundation Director and a financial advisor to the Foundation for many decades. The prize includes a $5,000 award. The nominated individual must meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Either in-school Fellow or recently graduated (< 5 years)
- Awarded major patents
- Established significant licensing agreements
- Engineered a new start-up company
- Won major national recognition for his/her inventions
Nominations for the Peter Strauss Award are accepted at the Hertz Foundation office by September 1 and should include a clear description of the entrepreneurial accomplishments of the nominee, along with three (3) testimonials by industrial or academic leaders who can attest to the importance of the nominee's work.
For more information on the award or how to nominate a Hertz Fellow, please contact Linda Kubiak.