Overview of the differences between the CSU California Pre-Doctoral Program and the Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP):
The California Pre-Doctoral Program supports CSU undergraduates and graduate students while they are studying in the CSU who want to go on for a Ph.D. It provides mentoring support for these students, during the year in which they are named as California Pre-Doctoral Program (“Sally Casanova”) Scholars, and funding to attend conferences, visit Ph.D. programs in which they are interested, take GRE preparation courses, join professional organizations, subscribe to professional journals, and pay for Ph.D. program application fees.
The Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program supports students (whether or not from the CSU) who are enrolled in (or applying to) Ph.D. programs who want to come to the CSU to teach after they receive a Ph.D. It provides mentoring support for CDIP Fellows over a three-year period, as well as optional low-interest loans that may be forgivable, mini-grants to attend conferences (including international conferences), possibly with their mentor, and for research-related expenses. CDIP Fellows may also apply for a dissertation-year grant.
Resources for Applicants
- California Pre-Doctoral Program Systemwide Website
- California Forum on Diversity in Graduate Education
- Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP)
- Division of Graduate Studies
- Fellowships Office Website
Dr. Joy Viveros
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1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132