Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP)

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.

Following receipt of the doctorate, CDIP Fellows may apply for the CSU Pre-Professor Program (PREPP) which further prepares them to apply for CSU faculty positions and serve as CSU faculty. 

Visit the Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program website for more details. For a downloadable program brochure, navigate to the "Application Guidelines" 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, please email Dr. Viveros