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Miller Institute Fellowship for International Students 2020

Fully Funded Miller Institute Fellowship for International Students 2020 in USA

Fully Funded
Country: USA
City: California
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The Miller Institute of the University of California Berkeley invites applicants for Miller Research Fellowship. The Institute is known for Basic Research in Science invites department chairs, faculty advisors, professors and research scientists at institutions around the world to submit online nominations for Miller Research Fellowships in the basic sciences. The Miller Institute seeks to discover and encourage individuals of outstanding talent and to provide them with the opportunity to pursue their research on the Berkeley campus. The institute will select the Fellows on the basis of their academic achievement and the promise of their scientific research. Miller Fellows also have a keen curiosity about all science and share an appreciation for an interdisciplinary experience. The Miller Institute is the sponsor and the administrative home department for each Miller Fellow. Fellows are to perform research in the facilities provided by the host UC Berkeley academic department(s).


The Miller Institute awards up to 8-10 Fellowship each year. The Fellowships are for a period of three years, generally beginning August 1 and ending on July 31. Further, the institute provides an annual stipend of $65,000 with the possibility of annual increase. Further, they will receive a research fund of $10,000 per annum payable in support for research.

Also, the fellowship guarantees a travel allowance of $3,000 to relocate personal belongings. Moreover, the benefits include medical, dental, vision, short term disability as well as life insurance.


  • Miller Research Fellowships recognizes exceptional young scientists of great promise who have or about to complete their doctoral degree.
  • Normally, Miller Fellows are expected to begin their Fellowship shortly after being awarded their Ph.D. A short period as a post-doctoral fellow elsewhere does not exclude eligibility.
  • However, candidates who have already completed substantial postdoctoral training are unlikely to be successful except in unusual circumstances.
  • Postdocs may not have more than two years of postdoctoral experience from other institutions. Nor can they have worked as an assistant professor, associate professor or professor, in order to be eligible.
  • Per the terms of the gift establishing the Institute, a nominee cannot hold a paid or unpaid position on the Berkeley campus at the time of nomination or throughout the competition and award cycle, which can run into February.
  • Nominees who are non-US citizens must show eligibility for obtaining J-1 Scholar visa status for the duration of the Miller Fellowship.
  • Non-US citizens will require to produce a proof of English language proficiency prior to award.
  • However, the Miller Institute does not provide fellowship to applicants who have H1B visa status.
  • The Fellowship term must commence between July 1 and September 1, 2020.
  • The Institute will invite eligible nominees to apply for the fellowship.
  • Nor will the Institute accept direct applications and self-nominations. All nominations must be submitted online.

How To Apply

Only the nominated candidates may apply for the fellowship. Further, the nominee must meet the eligibility criteria to be able to receive an invitation. The Miller Institute will invite the nominees to apply for the fellowship.


Miller Institute Fellowship Nominations for 2020-2023 are due no later than September 10, 2019. Invited nominees will be asked to complete an online application due no later than October 10, 2019.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships U.S Colleges
Open toAll Nationalities
OrganizerMiller Institute University of California Berkeley
Contact the organizert 510-642-4088 or [email protected]



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