CDIP Doctoral Incentive Program

The California State University is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP). Please contact graduate students who may be interested in this program and encourage them 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.

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.  For a program description and other information, please visit the CSU website.

Information and application forms are available online for download here. Make sure to obtain a Permission to Publish form (PDF) to be submitted with your application.  This form is a campus-specific document that is available only on the GS&R website here (PDF).

Please submit fully assembled applications with all materials in the correct order to the office of GS&R, ADM 223B, or by campus mail at extended zip 0025 by February 14, 2014 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 questions, contact David Bruck at (408) 924-2484.