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 accept 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. 

We welcome applications from students who are U.S. citizens or who are permanent residents/green card holders. We will also accept applications from students who will hold an F1 visa throughout the duration of the program (though note that we cannot pay these students a stipend.) Unfortunately we can't accept applications from students who are not either U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or F1 visa holders.

In order to apply students should visit this site to fill out an application form and submit the following.

  • a transcript (an unofficial version is fine).
  • a statement of purpose that describes (i) why they wish to participate in SIPP@Brown, (ii) with which underrepresented group(s) they identify, and (iii) any significant hardships or obstacles that they have faced while pursuing studies in philosophy.
  • a writing sample of no more than 3500 words.

In addition students will need to arrange to have two confidential letters of recommendation submitted along with their application. Recommenders can submit their letters here.

All application materials will be due by March 15. Students will be notified of admissions decisions by April 15.

All questions about applications and admissions should be directed to