CSU Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program
The California State University is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP). Graduate students who may be interested in this program are encouraged to apply. The goal of the program is to increase the pool of qualified candidates for future CSU faculty positions by funding the education of doctoral students. Currently, the program is the largest of its kind in the nation. Through August 2013, it had loaned some $46 million to doctoral students throughout the nation; 1,154 of these recipients successfully earned doctoral degrees and 56% have subsequently obtained employment in CSU instructional faculty positions.
Applicants in all fields in which CSU campuses employ faculty are eligible regardless of gender or ethnicity. The program gives primary consideration to candidates in fields in which CSU campuses anticipate the greatest difficulty in filling potential future instructional faculty positions. It is open to domestic and international students and to those applying for and already attending PhD and some professional doctoral programs. This is a prestigious and generous award program, and San Jose State has been very successful in receiving awards.
The CDIP will lend participants who are full-time doctoral students up to $10,000 annually to a limit of $30,000 over a five-year period. After earning the doctorate, a participant who applies for and is hired in a CSU instructional faculty position will have 20% of the loan forgiven for each year of employment in the CSU. Recipients of the loan may enroll in any approved doctoral program at any accredited university in the US or abroad. Applicants are responsible for obtaining a CSU faculty advisor to assist them through their doctoral studies. Once in a doctoral program, awardees and their CSU mentors become eligible for additional funding for travel to professional conferences through the Chancellor's Mini-Grant program.
How To Apply
Online applications for the 2015-2016 application cycle will be available in mid-October. The application deadline to the Graduate Studies office in ADM 223B is February 13, 2015. Selection announcements will be made in early May. For additional information on how to apply, please visit the CSU's Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program page.
The website has several sections that contain information for
- Potential Applicants
- Current Participants
Interested students can download an application through the CDIP website and current participants can contact the program with questions or updates. In addition, there is a link to the most recent CDIP annual report.
In addition to the application materials indicated in the application checklist, you must also download and submit with your application a Permission to Publish form. This form is a campus-specific document and is available only on GS&R's website.
Applications will be reviewed by a committee, which will make recommendations to the President for his nominations. Those nominations will be forwarded to the Chancellor's Office for system-wide review. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Graduate Studies & Research.
CSU Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program Past Winners
The Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program Systemwide Selection Committee recently met in early spring 2014 to review all of the applications submitted systemwide. San Jose State University is pleased to announce that five applicants from this university were accepted. Read more about the winners and their mentors here.