Miller Fellowship Program

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Miller Fellowship Program

The Miller Institute is glad to introduce its tremendous Fellowship Program to help students earn funds frothier higher and quality education. The program is intended towards the individuals who are young scientists of great promise and recently have been awarded, or are about to be awarded, the doctoral degree.

Miller Research Fellowship is created to discover and encourage students with outstanding talent, and to provide them with the opportunity to pursue their research on the Berkeley campus. The applicant with the best academic achievement and the promise of their scientific research will be provided funds to accomplish their education.

The Miller Institute is dedicated to encouraging students who have creative thought and research and investigation in the field of pure science and study in so far as such examination or investigation is deemed through the Advisory Board to offer a promising approach to fundamental problems.”

Who May Be Eligible?

To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:

  • If you are currently a student or PostDoc within the US on F1 status, you may qualify for F1-OPT or a STEM extension.
  • If you are now outside of the US, you will be available for J1-Scholar status. They do not support the H1B state.
  • The applicant must have obtained their Ph.D. by the time the Miller Fellowship begins. (Must receive your Ph.D. within five years to be eligible)
  • Miller Research Fellowships are intended for exceptional young scientists of great promise who have recently been awarded, or who are about to be awarded the doctoral degree.
  • Postdocs cannot have had more than five years of postdoctoral experience, including from other institutions, nor been employed as an assistant professor, associate professor, or professor to be eligible.
  • Nominees should have a demonstrated record of outstanding research and a commitment to pursuing basic research.

How to Apply

The students who are eligible for the fellowship according to the above-mentioned criteria can apply for the program by submitting an online nomination or existing students can log in to their account to provide the necessary information to get consideration.

Supporting documents

  • Nomination Letter
  • Letters of support (Reference Letter)
  • Research Statement and Publications Lists
  • Nominee’s complete and full legal name (Do not use nicknames)
  • Nominee’s preferred, correct, and active e-mail address which will be active throughout the competition process.
    *Consult with your candidate to be certain that the email address you provide in your nomination will be valid post-Ph.D. residency (from now to the beginning of next year). Notification of nomination is sent to this email address.
  • Nominee’s current institution
  • Nominee’s preferred mailing address including postal code
  • Nominee’s telephone number
  • Nominee’s Ph.D. institution
  • Nominee’s (expected) Date of Ph.D. (month and year required). * Ph.D. must be received by 8/31/21.
  • Nominator’s recommendation and judgment of the nominee’s potential. The letter must be specific to the Miller Fellowship and on institution letterhead or the nomination will be declined. It should then be uploaded as a PDF file and will be included in the candidate’s file as an additional letter of reference.


The Miller Institute provides a stipend of $65,000 with annual increases on the following anniversary dates. This award is not to be used as a salary for teaching or duties rendered to the University of California. The recipients will get help to complete their educational purposes cost.

Application Deadline

The deadline for recipients of all applications, including letters of reference, is October 10, 2020.

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