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 send an email with the following items attached to 

  • A completed application form.
  • An transcript (unofficial version is fine).
  • A writing sample of no more than 3500 words.

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 15. Students will be notified of admissions decisions by April 15.

All questions about applications and admissions should be directed to