CDIP Online Application

Relevant Deadlines

IN 2024: March 15 to submit the online application.

Application Instructions

Applicants are strongly encouraged to meet with Campus Coordinator for feedback on their applicaton materials and to answer any questions they may have well in advance of the application deadline, and preferably no later than March 1.

To request an appointment, email Dr. Joy Viveros,

March 15 Deadline

1. Navigate to the Smartsheet application for the current year by clicking on the red "Apply to CDIP" button" on the CSU CDIP page.

2. Fill out the application in one session and then "submit" your application. Before submitting, check the box, "send me a copy of my responses."

3. If you would like a pdf of the screenshots of fields and prompts the online application will ask you to fill out, and documents you will be required to upload, email Dr. Viveros at to request this.

4. In addition to demographic information, the online application will ask you to identify and provide contact information for your recommenders. One recommendation must be from your CSU CDIP Faculty MentorIf you are currently enrolled in a doctoral program, the second recommendation must be from a faculty member at your doctoral institution. If you are not yet enrolled in a doctoral program, the second letter should be from a faculty member in your field at your current institution. 

5.  Once you have submitted your application, your recommenders will be asked to upload their recommendations.

6. In the last portion of the online application, you will be asked to UPLOAD ALL REQUIRED FILES--PDFs of: (1) your curriculum vitae; (2) Qualifications and Motivation Statement; (3) Collaborative Plan of Support — which you and your Faculty Mentor have collaboratively developed; (4) a CSU Faculty Position Announcement — provided to you by your Faculty Mentor,.

7. SUBMIT YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION on or before March 15 (11:59PM PST), by clicking on the "Submit" button.


Resources for Applicants

CDIP Informational Meetings

Quick Links

CDIP Systemwide Website
California Pre-Doctoral Program
California Forum on Diversity in Graduate Education
Division of Graduate Studies
Graduate Fellowships Hub
Fellowships Office Website

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, email Dr. Viveros