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Miller Research Fellowship 2019

Miller Research Fellowship 2019


A scholarship worth INR 46,04,860 and other benefits

What is Miller Research Fellowship 2019?

The Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science, California invites applications for the Miller Research Fellowship 2019 from young scientists holding a PhD degree. The aim of the institute is to discover and encourage individuals of outstanding talent and to give them the opportunity to pursue their research on the Berkeley campus in California. The fellows have the opportunity to win a stipend of INR 46,04,860 and other benefits.


Who is offering this scholarship ?

The fellowship is being offered by the Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science, Berkley, California.


Who can apply for this scholarship ?

The following applicants are eligible to apply for the fellowship: 

  • Should be an exceptional young scientist of great promise
  • Should recently have been awarded, or is about to be awarded, the doctoral degree
  • Should prove his/her English language proficiency prior to award
  • Should have obtained a J-1 Scholar visa (for non-US citizens)

Note: Applicants who have already completed postdoctoral training are unlikely to be successful except in unusual circumstances. Postdocs cannot have had more than 2 years of postdoctoral experience from other institutions, nor been employed as an assistant professor, associate professor or professor.


What are the benefits ?

The selected fellows will receive the following benefits: 

  • A stipend of INR 46,04,860 with annual increases on subsequent anniversary dates
  • A research fund of INR 7,08,515 per annum
  • Provision for travel to Berkeley for Miller Fellows and their immediate families
  • An additional allowance of USD INR 2,12,554 for the transport of personal belongings

Note: This stipend is not to be construed as a salary for teaching or for duties rendered to the University of California.For more information, click here.


How can you apply ?

Follow the steps to apply: 

Step 1: File a nomination on the official scholarship website.

Step 2: Fill in the form with the required details.

Step 3: Attach the necessary documents.

Step 4: Submit the form.


What are the documents required for the Miller Research Fellowship 2019?

The following documents are required to be attached: 

  • Nomination letter 
  • Biographical information
  • 2 letters of reference 
  • Research statement
  • Curriculum Vitae of the applicant 


What are the selection criteria ?

Fellows are shortlisted based on their academic achievement and the promise of their scientific research.


What are the important dates ?

  • Nomination deadline: 10th September 2019 
  • Application deadline: 10th October 2019 
  • Awards offering: Mid December 2019 to Mid-February 2020


Terms and Conditions

  • The online nomination form must be completed in a single session.
  • If an applicant's nomination letter is not ready to be uploaded at immediately, go back to the form site later to submit the nomination.
  • All further communication will be done by email, so ensure the accuracy of email address.
  • Self-nominations are not accepted.
  • The applicants are required to include their potential host as a reference. 
  • The applicant's files may be reviewed by potential host departments for consideration for positions other than the Miller Research Fellowship.


Contact details

Miller Institute

112 Hearst Gymnasium

Berkeley, CA 94720-5190

Phone: +1 510-642-408




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Up to INR 46,04,860 and other benefits





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