CDIP Online Application

Relevant Deadlines

IN 2022: January 18 to meet with the Campus Coordinator; February 1 to submit the online application.    

Application Instructions


Navigate to the Cal State InfoReady CDIP application portal.   

2. START AN ONLINE APPLICATION: navigate to Application Tools on the right, and click on the "Apply" button.

3. FIRST, REGISTER: Click on the "Apply" button again -- it will turn blue, then navigate to the left of the page, scroll down to the very bottom of the page and click on "Register."

From the pop-up window, create an account by providing your name, email address, and a password of your choosing, and then clicking  the"Create Account"  button. You will receive an email from the CSU Chancellor’s Office InfoReady Review service asking you to click the “Confirm Account” button.

4. AS A REGISTERED USER, YOU ARE READY TO ACCESS YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION: Return to the "Apply" page, then click on the "Apply" button so it turns blue, then navigate to the Login for Registered Users section, fill in your email address and password, and click the Log In button. 

5. SAVE YOUR WORK: Fill out the online application; if you do not complete the application in a single session, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the "Save as Draft" button.

6. INDICATE THE DOCTORAL PROGRAM you are enrolled in, or the doctoral program to which you are applying. 

If you are applying to more than one institution, see the documents under Competition Files on the righthand area of the online application.  Click on the link titled DOWNLOAD EXCEL: Additional List of Institutions. Use this downloadable form to list all the additional doctoral programs to which you are applying. Upload this form to your online application under "Additional List of Institutions you applied to."

7.  INVITE YOUR PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES to upload their recommendations: Under Reference Writers, invite no less than three, and no more than four faculty to upload their recommendations — by providing their email addresses and other contact information.

One recommendation must be from your CSU Faculty Mentor.

If you are currently enrolled in a doctoral program, at least one recommendation must be from a faculty member at your current institution

8.  ASK FOR REMINDERS: If you would like your recommenders to receive reminders of the upcoming deadline to submit their recommendations, select from the Set Reminder for Letter Writers drop down menu to select the frequency of reminders they will receive leading up to the CDIP application deadline.

9.  ASK FOR EMAIL NOTIFICATION when your recommenders submit their recommendations by checking the box just above "Set Reminders for Letter Writers."

10.  ADD SF STATE CAMPUS COORDINATOR TO EMAIL NOTIFICATION: Under "Save or Submit Your Application," and then "Add Other Email Addresses for Notifications," type in "" to the text box.

11. UPLOAD ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: (1) your curriculum vitae; (2) Qualifications and Motivation Statement; (3) Collaborative Plan of Support — which you and your Faculty Mentor have collaboratively developed; (4) CSU Faculty Position Announcement — provided to you by your Faculty Mentor, and (5) if you have applied to more than one insitutiton, the Excel sheet listing all institutions to which you have applied.

12. MEET WITH THE CAMPUS COORDINATOR no later than January 18.

13. SUBMIT YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION on or before February 1 (11:59PM PST), by clicking on the Submit Application button.

Resources for Applicants

CDIP Informational Meetings

Quick Links

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: Grad Stop, ADM 250 
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132