About the Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP)

The Chancellor's Office provides support to promising doctoral students with a passion for working with our diverse student body, in the hope that they will go on to become CSU faculty.

Participants in the program, Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) Scholars, are mentored by CSU Faculty Mentors and receive up to$30,000 in financial support through low interest loans. These loans are forgivable at a specified rate for CDIP Fellows who take faculty positions in the CSU after receiving their doctorates.

CDIP Fellows in good standing are eligible for up to three annual Mini-Grants of up to $2,500 each for professional development activities, and up to $1,500 for conference attendance.

CDIP Faculty Mentors are eligible for up to $1,500 for attending conferences with the CDIP Fellow.

CDIP Fellows are eligible to apply for a $5,000 dissertation fellowship to assist with completion of the dissertation.

Visit the Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program website for more details.