CSU Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program
The CSU Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) is designed to increase the
pool of faculty candidates with the qualifications, motivation, and skill to teach
the diverse student body in the CSU. The initial emphasis was to encourage doctoral
study in fields in which women and minorities were most underrepresented. Currently
applicants in all fields where CSU campuses employ faculty are eligible for admission
to this program regardless of gender or ethnicity.
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. The recipients may enroll in any approved doctoral program at an accredited university in the United States or abroad. In addition to the loan provision, a full-time, tenure-track member of the CSU faculty formally sponsors participants.
After completion of the doctoral degree, a CDIP participant is extended a 12-month grace period before loan repayments begin. If the participant obtains a full-time instructional faculty position in the CSU, the loan principal and interest are "forgiven" at the rate of 20% for each year of service. After five years of full time faculty service, the entire loan amount can be forgiven. A system wide selection committee composed of CSU faculty, campus administrators, and Chancellor's Office administrators consider the campus nominees.
How To Apply
Online applications for the 2012-2013 application cycle are now available. The application deadline to the Graduate Studies & Research office in ADM 223B is February 18, 2013. 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 2013 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.