SIPP@Brown welcomes applications from students currently in their junior year of undergraduate studies who are interested in pursuing a career in philosophy and who identify with a traditionally underrepresented group in the field. These groups include women, African Americans, Chicano/as, Latino/as, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, LGBTs, economically disadvantaged communities, and people with disabilities.

We will also take applications from students who are in their senior year, or who already have a degree, as long as they have not yet applied to graduate school. Unfortunately we can only accept applications from students who are U.S. citizens or who are permanent residents/green card holders.

In order to apply please fill out this application form.

And then send an email with the following items attached to 

  • An transcript (unofficial version is fine).
  • A writing sample of no more than 3000 words.
  • A short statement of purpose of no more than 500 words, which answers the following questions: (1) Why do you want to attend SIPP? (2) Do you identify as a member of a group that is traditionally underrepresented in philosophy? If so which one?

You email must have the subject line SIPP Application: Last Name, First Name in order to be correctly processed.

You must also arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent by email to The emails from your letter writers must have the subject line SIPP Recommendation: Last Name, First Name in order to be correctly processed.

All application materials are due by March 1. Students will be notified of admissions decisions by April 1.

All questions about applications and admissions should be directed to