Royster Society of Fellows Membership is selective, rewarding, and continues beyond graduation
The Royster Society of Fellows recruits talented prospective students from throughout the world for its Five-Year Fellowships. Prospective applicants cannot apply directly to the Royster Society. Each year, doctoral programs nominate a limited number of prospective students. An interdisciplinary committee of faculty from across campus reviews the competitive nominations.
The committee selects individuals for membership based on:
The five-year fellowship includes the following for five academic years:
Doctoral students entering their final year of study are eligible to apply for a Royster Society of Fellows Dissertation Completion Fellowship.
Students begin the process by submitting an online application. The student's academic program reviews the application and can submit a nomination to The Graduate School. An interdisciplinary committee of faculty from across campus reviews the nominations. The committee selects individuals for membership based on:
The Dissertation Completion Fellowship includes the following for one academic year:
The expectation is that all Royster Fellows engage with the society. Fellows engage by sharing their talents, experiences, and perspectives with their colleagues. The generous funding and benefits support their academic goals and help ensure timely degree completion. Royster Fellows contribute to the University's mission of research, teaching, and service.