Submitting an IC Proposal
Submitting an IC is a straightforward process that asks students to think deeply about their goals and trajectory at Brown and formulate their various interests into a coherent independent path -- arguably something that all Brown students should do.
The IC proposal process consists of:
- Meeting at least once with the student IC Coordinators (email Independent_Concentrations@brown.edu to set up a meeting).
- Completing an IC Application and sending it to the IC Coordinators for comments.
- Finding a Faculty Sponsor (an advisor) and obtaining a letter of support from the sponsor.
- (Optional: Students who are interested in applying for honors should read the IC Honors Thesis Guidelines.)
Proposals are reviewed by the Independent Concentration Committee, which meets six times during the school year. Submission deadlines are the first day of the month in September, October, November, February, March, and April.