Introducing the 2023 Hertz Fellows
The Hertz Foundation is proud to announce 15 new fellows tackling some of the nation's toughest challenges.
2023 Hertz Fellows Breaking New Ground
Learn more about these enterprising minds capable of inventing creative solutions to real problems.
Leading the Future of Nuclear Fusion
Hertz Fellow Kim Budil is leading the laboratory tackling the biggest challenges facing our nation.
Cultivating Critical Thinkers in the Age of AI
Hertz Fellow Po-Shen Loh is driven by a singular goal: to make the world “a more thinking place.”
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.
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.
Hertz Fellow Joel Moore Elected to National Academy of Sciences
In recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievement in original research, Hertz Fellow Joel Moore has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
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.
The Fellows Community
Visit the Community
Hertz Fellows connect and collaborate across disciplines, geography, and generations.
- Marya Lieberman
- Luis Alvarez
- Ruby Lai
- Eric Boe
The Hertz Fellowship
How to Apply
What would you do with the freedom to innovate? Learn about applying for the Hertz Fellowship.