California Pre-Doctoral Program

Program Description

The Chancellor's Office supports Ph.D.-bound CSU students through the California Pre-Doctoral Program:

The California Pre-Doctoral Program is designed to diversify the pool of university faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of students who are upper division undergraduates or master's students on a California State University campus, economically or educationally disadvantaged, with focused research interests, and an interest in a university faculty career.

Students who are chosen for this prestigious award are designated "Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars" as a tribute to Dr. Sally Casanova, for whom the scholarship is named.

Each Pre-Doctoral Scholar is mentored by a faculty sponsor and receives financial support for activities related to applying to, and developing her or his candidacy for doctoral programs.

Resources for Applicants

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Fellowships Office

Dr. Joy Viveros

Phone: 415.405.2128
Fax: 415.405.0340
Reception: The Hub, ADM 250 
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132

For an appointment, please email Dr. Viveros