Fannie & John Hertz Foundation
ABOUT THE FANNIE & JOHN HERTZ FOUNDATION:
Located in Livermore, California, the Hertz Foundation mission is to provide unique financial and fellowship support to the nation's most remarkable PhD students in the physical, biological, and engineering sciences. Hertz Fellows become innovators and leaders serving in ways that benefit us all.
Established in 1963, the Fannie & John Hertz Foundation is the legacy of an immigrant entrepreneur who believed advancement in science and engineering was vital to the strength, security and prosperity of our nation.
Hertz Fellowships are among the most prestigious in the world. Through the rigorous interview process, the Foundation identifies brilliant and creative young scientists and engineers who merit support to provide the freedom to realize their creative promise.
Currently, Hertz Fellows number 1,200 – 60 of whom are currently pursuing their PhDs. Together, they comprise one of the most influential groups of leaders, innovators, engineers, mathematicians, and scientists found in the American corporate, university national laboratory and military sectors today. Among them, Hertz Fellows include 2 Nobel Laureates, 4 military generals, 3 university presidents, and more than 400 university faculty.