Independent Concentrations


The last deadline for submission of proposals for independent concentrations this Fall is: November 1st, 2020. Submit here.

IC Virtual Information Session!

Have you ever thought about creating your own concentration at Brown? Watch a recording of our IC Virtual Information Session to learn more about Independent Concentrations at Brown!

If you're interested in an Independent Concentration, this is a good place to learn more. Use the links on the left to explore what an IC is, how to create, how the approval process works, and who the current ICers are.

IC Coordinators are here to help you at each stage of the process. Whether you're deciding whether an IC is a good fit for you or preparing to submit your application, we're here for you!

Remote IC-Coordinator Drop-in Advising Hours for Fall 2020: 

Florin Najera-Uresti (Migration, Borders and Identity Studies, '21): 

  • Mondays: 2 PM - 3 PM Eastern Time (ET)
  • Tuesdays: 1 PM - 4 PM ET 
  • Friday: 10 AM - 11 AM ET
  • And by appointment here.

Jasmine Bacchus (Politics, Philosophy, Economics [PPE], '21) (By Appointment Only)

  • Mondays: 11 AM - 1 PM ET
  • Tuesdays: 1 PM - 2:30 PM ET
  • Wednesdays: 1 PM - 2 PM ET
  • You can make an appointment with Jasmine here.

You can join the remote advising hours by using this Zoom link. You can also schedule a meeting by appointment, by emailing either of us or [email protected].  

You can stay tuned about all the IC deadlines and events by subscribing to the CRC listserv and you can check out past ICs on our Database.


    This website is intended to answer some basic questions, but it's no substitute for an in-person meeting! Plan to stop by often as you work on your proposal.