Since 2011, the Peter Strauss Award has recognized our most enterprising early career Hertz Fellows.
The Peter Strauss Award recognizes early-career fellows who have made significant achievements in an entrepreneurial endeavor, including patents, licensing agreements, start-up companies, and inventions receiving national recognition. Awardees receive a $5,000 honorarium.
The award honors Peter Strauss, a former member of our board of directors and financial advisor to the foundation for many decades. It was established by Strauss’s long-time associate Harold Newman, an honorary Hertz Fellow, former member of our board of directors, and a generous supporter of and donor to the foundation.
How to Nominate
Nominations must be submitted to the Hertz Foundation by January 29 each year. In your nomination package, include a clear description of the entrepreneurial accomplishments of the nominee, along with three testimonials by science and technology leaders who can attest to the importance of the nominee's work.
Please contact us to submit a nomination or learn more about the award.