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Ludwig Kruhe Fellowship

 Deadline: Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Program Description

It was established in July 1966 with a bequest from the estate of Ludwig Kruhe.  Its income supports fellowships for graduate students pursing courses in comparative government, or similar or related studies, to the end that international relationships and good will may be advanced through a better understanding of world affairs. The Ludwig Kruhe Fellowship was established as a “means for promoting a deeper interest in world problems, to the end that a better understanding of international relationships and world affairs may be advanced.” The tenure of the Kruhe Fellowship is one year and provides a stipend, payment of tuition and fees, and a medical insurance supplement. Kruhe Fellows are doctoral candidates in one of the following Purdue graduate programs: Agricultural Economics, Civil Engineering, Economics, Foreign Languages and Literature, History, Management, or Political Science.

Qualifications / Eligibility

Doctoral candidates of superior merit in the graduate programs of Agricultural Economics, Civil Engineering, Economics, Foreign Languages and Literature, History, Management and Political Science are eligible to apply. Candidacy must be achieved prior to the commencement of the fellowship tenure. Previous awardees are eligible for at most one additional award.

Application & Selection Process

Students must submit the following material by uploading them to Blackboard LEARN as one pdf file.  View the Submission Guidelines on the Graduate School website for all the details on how to load your application.
  1. A curriculum vitae or a resume which includes your PUID;
  2. An abstract of the student’s scholarship;
  3. A brief description (500 words or less) of how the scholarship “promotes a deeper interest in world problems, to the end that a better understanding of international relationships and world affairs may be advanced”
  4. Endorsement of the department head
  5. Official Purdue transcript – electronically requested and emailed to fellowships@purdue.edu. Please see the Registrar’s website for more information regarding electronic transcripts.
  6. A letter of recommendation from a Purdue faculty member.  Email the letter as a pdf to the Graduate School Fellowship Office fellowships@purdue.edu by the application deadline. The letter must be submitted separate from the Graduate School Application.

    Selection of Kruhe Fellows is conducted by members of the graduate faculty. At a minimum, the applicants are evaluated on the merits of the application and the adherence to program guidelines.

 Award

The tenure of the Kruhe Fellowship is one year, and the Graduate School provides:

  • Stipend of $20,000 (estimate);
  • Graduate School Fellow Scholarship;
  • Medical insurance supplement;
  • Repair and Rehabilitation fee;
  • Graduate Appointment fee.

 Terms and Conditions

Kruhe Fellows must:

  • Be enrolled and maintain status as doctoral candidates in a degree-granting graduate program at Purdue;
  • Register for at least eight credits in both the fall and the spring sessions and for at least six credits during the summer session. Fellows who are not registered during the summer session will not receive a stipend in June and July;
  • Maintain satisfactory academic and scholarly performance and progress and satisfactory work performance;
  • Maintain a valid e-mail address with the Fellowship Office;
  • Submit an Academic Progress Report each semester to the Fellowship Office;
  • Adhere to the Graduate School Fellowship guidelines.

 Contact Information
The Ludwig Kruhe Fellowships are administered by the Graduate School. Consult the Graduate School Fellowship Manual at https://www.purdue.edu/gradschool/documents/gpo/fellows-manual.pdf for complete details regarding the Ludwig Kruhe Fellowship and other Graduate School Fellowships. Questions may be addressed to the Fellowship Office, Graduate School, at 4-2598 or fellowships@purdue.edu.

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