PhD Candidate Forms And Checklists

Submitting An Annual Progress Report

After you pass candidacy, you must submit an annual progress report every year by March 1. Make sure you're logged in with your Brown ID, then click here.


Preparing For Your Proposal And Defense

We strongly encourage you to use Icon these tips (73.4 KB) as you prepare for both your thesis proposal and defense. These tips are designed to help you avoid pitfalls or mistakes others have encountered.

When You Plan To Propose

Before you schedule your thesis proposal, confirm that you've met all of the course requirements by filling out the Icon Post Candidacy Contract (76.7 KB)  and submitting the signed version to John Tracey-Ursprung. Use Icon this short checklist (123.0 KB) to make sure that you've completed the required administrative tasks.

When You Plan To Defend

Scheduling Your Proposal And Defense

You must give four weeks of advance notice for scheduling a thesis proposal or defense, and there can't be more than one of these events on any given day. Note that thesis proposals must be scheduled when Brown is in session

Submitting Your Application To Graduate

When you're ready to graduate, be sure to fill out the Application to Graduate in Banner before the deadline.  You can find updated deadlines on the Graduate School's site.