Interdisciplinary intellectual engagement and diverse colleagues
Interdisciplinary experiences in research teaching and service are hallmarks of the Royster Society of Fellows.
Royster Fellows in the final year of their program present a portion of their dissertation work to other members of the Royster Society within research seminars and are very popular within the Royster Society. Once per month, six-to-eight final year fellows give a 15-minute presentation to the Society. These very popular presentations allow you to learn from Fellows outside of your own disciplines.
As a Royster fellow, you will be allowed the unique opportunity to teach an interdisciplinary undergraduate course at UNC-Chapel Hill. Each First Year Teaching Seminar team includes three Royster Fellows from different disciplines and all actively create and teach the course together. Many Royster Fellows have said they believed this experience to be one of the most important and useful experiences they have had in graduate school.