The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation in Livermore, California, has announced its 2015 class of Hertz Fellows.
Twelve doctoral students in the applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences at seven universities — the California Institute of Technology, Harvard, MIT, Rice, Stanford, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Washington — will receive a stipend and full tuition valued at more than $250,000 over a period of up to five years to pursue their research.
Since 1963, the foundation, which encourages awardees to pursue science for the public good, has awarded more than $200 million in support of the graduate education of nearly twelve hundred fellows in science and engineering fields. According to the foundation, fellows have the freedom to pursue their own ideas in their doctoral studies without traditional research funding restrictions.
"We are pleased to welcome another cohort of extremely talented and bright individuals into the Hertz Fellowship family," said Hertz Foundation board chair David J. Galas, himself a former Hertz fellow. "The awardees truly are the best of the best. We know they will utilize this fellowship not only to pursue their scientific passion, but also to pursue research and discoveries that help others and positively impact the world."
For the complete list of 2015 fellows, visit the Hertz Foundation website.