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Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program

Offered by the California State University, the Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) aims to increase the number of promising doctoral students applying for future CSU faculty positions by offering financial assistance in the form of a loan, and mentorship by CSU faculty. The program is open to new or continuing full-time doctoral students, undergraduate and master’s level graduate students applying to doctoral programs, and lecturers enrolled in a full-time doctoral program. 

Dollar Amount

Loans of up to $10,000 per year, up to a total of $30,000

Upcoming Information Sessions:

The application sessions dates have passed. Please reach out to the Program Coordinator, April Lane, for information.

Application Deadlines

Step 1: Application Packet Drafts are due by 5:00 p.m. February 10, 2022

Step 2: Applications must be submitted through InfoReady by 5:00 p.m. February 28th, 2022.

Application Questions: For questions regarding your application packet, or finding resources to assist you with your application, please contact the program application coordinator, April Lane or call (909) 537-7381.

CDIP Dedicated Assistance Hours (Via Zoom)* - Zoom ID: 909 537 7381 or click here to join

Tuesday, January 18th, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

*In-Person or additional meeting times can be scheduled by phone or email

Process for Awarding: After application drafts are submitted, a campus committee evaluates the applications and makes recommendations for further consideration to the Chancellor's Office. A CSU system-wide committee reviews the campus nominations and makes recommendations to the Chancellor for final approval.

Congratulations to our 2021-22 Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program Scholars: Jonathan Montoya, Luis Esparza, Shane Burrell, and Mayra Puente!

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