Learning from the James Webb Space Telescope
Hertz Fellow and Nobel Laureate John Mather shares results from the most powerful space telescope in space.
Serving the Nation and the Hertz Community
Hertz Fellow and retired Air Force Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski uses her leadership skills to interview potential Hertz Fellows.
Forging the Future of 3D Manufacturing
Hertz Fellow Cora Leibig is developing new 3D printing technology that can upend the global supply chain.
Meet the Finalists for the 2023 Hertz Fellowships￼
42 finalists named for Hertz Fellowships in applied science, mathematics and engineering.
Hertz Fellow Nathan Myhrvold Honored with $5 Million Gift
Anonymous gift will fund more Hertz Fellows pursuing science and technology that strengthens our nation.
The Hertz Foundation identifies the nation’s most promising innovators in science and technology and empowers them to pursue their boldest ideas without limits.
Our Areas of Impact
Explore the many ways Hertz Fellows are making a positive difference in the world.
Hertz Fellows are unlocking creative solutions to our most pressing challenges. Catch up on the latest advances.
Discovery shines new light on movement of the Earth's massive tectonic plates
Hertz Fellow Martha Savage and team made a discovery that shines new light on the movement of the Earth’s massive tectonic plates and the processes shaping our planet.
Two Hertz Fellows Awarded Breakthrough Prizes
Hertz Fellows Jeff Thompson and Daniel Spielman awarded prizes from the Breakthrough Prize Foundation.
The Fellows Community
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Hertz Fellows connect and collaborate across disciplines, geography, and generations.
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The Hertz Fellowship
How to Apply
What would you do with the freedom to innovate? Learn about applying for the Hertz Fellowship.