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.
All Fellowship applicants are notified by mail of the Foundation's action on their application on or before April 1 of each year.
Frequently Asked Questions
View last year's Hertz Application Poster brochure
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, 2015
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION will be Oct. 30, 2015
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.