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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: Learn about the Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program by attending an information session

11/8/2021 – 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

11/29/2021 – 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

12/2/2021 - 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

12/16/2021 – 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

1/11/2021 - 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Program Information: For additional information please contact the program recruitment coordinator, Erma Cross or call (909) 537-5058 (select option 2)

Application Deadlines

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

Step 2: Approved Application must be submitted through InfoReady by 5:00 p.m. February 28th, 2022. (A link will be provided with the application portal is open)

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)*:

Tuesday, October 12th, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Monday, October 18th, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Monday, November 1st, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 16th, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Monday, December 6th, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 14th, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Monday, January 10th, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

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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