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Hayward R Alker Postdoctoral International Fellowships in USA

The University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of Southern California (USC) have jointly organized the Hayward R Alker Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition to offer junior postdoctoral scholars a fellowship for the academic year 2022-2023.

Students can take up study programmes in an eligible discipline to specialize in international relations and political science. The selection will be made on a competitive basis as it is a competition and the winners will be provided support towards the cost of education at UCLA.

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Nice chance for applicants in the USA.

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The University of California, Los Angeles, a public land-grant research university in the US with a primary purpose as a public research university is the creation, dissemination, preservation, and application of knowledge for the betterment of the global society, is ranked 36th in QS Global World Rankings 2021.

Why study at the University of California, Los Angeles? UCLA is one of the many best public schools in America. It stands out for the research, professors, and academic course load that is all extremely rigorous and renowned. It has tied up with top companies like Facebook and Tesla as it produces the best students.

Application Deadline: Applications of interest students must be submitted by 13th January 2022.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: University of California, Los Angeles
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: Postdoctoral
  • Award: Tuition fee
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: Domestic and International
  • The award can be taken in the USA.


  • Eligible Countries: All foreign national students and USA nationals are eligible to apply.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: Students can undertake PhD programme in Humanities, Social Sciences, and Public Affairs disciplines offered at UCLA.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • The applicants must have received the PhD and defended their dissertation.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: The students are required to apply via the online portal of the university. Applications to participate in the competition can be submitted via this
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
  • CV
  • Research proposal
  • List of publications
  • Transcript
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Personal statement
  • Admission Requirements: The students are required to score a minimum of 1365/1600 on in SAT, 29 in the ACT, and an average GPA of 4.31 to secure a seat in a graduate programme at UCLA.
  • Language Requirement: The students must submit scores of the following English language proficiency tests:
  • IELTS – 7.0
  • TOEFL IBT – 87
  • TOEFL PBT – 560
  • TOP – 7.1


The participants that win the competition will be able to conduct postdoctoral studies in any desired discipline at UCLA.

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