Our Impact

The Hertz Foundation is committed to making a positive difference in the world.

We provide our Hertz Fellows with the research freedom to pursue bold ideas, potent collaborations, and promising opportunities. By applying their remarkable talents to areas where they are most urgently needed, Hertz Fellows are inventing the future—from the future of healthcare to the future health of the planet.

Explore the ways Hertz Fellows are making an impact on the world right now.

Impact Stories

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Awards and Recognition

For more than 60 years, Hertz Fellows have been recognized as some of the most notable leaders in science, engineering, and mathematics.

2 Nobel Laureates
2 MacArthur Fellows
1 Fields Medal Recipient
1 Turing Award Recipient
13 Forbes 30 Under 30
17 NIH Director's Awards
18 American Academy of Arts & Science Members
43 Members of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
53 Sloan Research Fellowships
More than 100 military officers
More than 200 companies founded
More than 400 tenure or tenure-track University faculty