Benefits

Forgivable Loans

The Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) offers loans of up to $10,000 per year for three years over a 5 year period.  The loans are forgivable at the rate of 20 percent for each year of full-time postdoctoral teaching employment in the CSU or 10 percent for each year of part-time postdoctoral teaching employment in the CSU.

A detailed description of the loan program can be found at the CDIP Loan Program Details page.

Mentorship 

The program enhances the prospects of its Scholars through its mentorship component. Through collaborative teaching, research, and/or service activities, faculty mentors:

  • Support CDIP Scholars’ successful completion of their doctoral studies;
  • Enhance their potential for employment in an instructional faculty position at a CSU.

Information about the faculty mentor’s role can be found at the CDIP faculty mentor page.

Mini-Grants

After the first year in CDIP, scholars making satisfactory academic progress and in good standing in their programs are invited to apply for the CDIP mini-grant program. This program provides up to $2,500 for Scholars and up to $1,200 for faculty mentors to assist in implementing activities collaboratively proposed by the faculty sponsor and scholar.  Mini-grants may fund travels for research and professional activities, purchase of books, equipment and software, and subscriptions for professional memberships or journals.

Scholars who have received a mini-grant in a prior year must have submitted a final report by the proposed deadline in order to be eligible for this year’s funding. Invited Scholars can submit a maximum of three Mini-Grant proposals over a period of 4 consecutive years.