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Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program

Offered by the California State University, the mission of the Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) is to provide professional and academic support to doctoral students aspiring to teach the diverse students of the CSU system. At the foundation of the CDIP is the mentorship between a CSU faculty member and the fellow. The CDIP also provides opportunities for professional development workshops, social connection, grant and research support, and if necessary, financial assistance in the form of a forgivable loan. 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

Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program Information Sessions


Dollar Amount

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

Program Information Sessions:

December 1: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

December 13: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

January 10: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Register Here

If you are not able to attend an information session you can watch a previously recorded session. Passcode: ^AEx946i

Application Deadlines

Step 1: Submit your complete application packet (draft) to April Lane by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 9, 2023.

  • Your application will be reviewed by a faculty committee.

  • You are encouraged to wait for feedback from the review committee before submitting your application through InfoReady.

Step 2: Applications must be submitted through InfoReady by: 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2023.

Application Questions: For more information or questions regarding your application packet,  please contact the program application coordinator, April Lane, or call (909) 537-7381.

You can also find additional application information, along with templates for the Qualification and Motivation Statement, and the Collaborative Plan of Support, on the CSU Chancellor's Office How to Apply page.

Congratulations to our 2022-23 Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program Scholars: Xavier Resendez, Monica Carbajal, and Isabella Cantu!

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