CSU Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP)




The goal of the California State University Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) is to increase the number of faculty with the qualifications, motivation, and skills needed to teach the diverse students of the CSU. CDIP prepares promising doctoral students for CSU faculty positions by providing financial support, mentorship by CSU faculty and professional development and grant resources. It is the largest program of its kind in the U.S.

Interested students may apply directly to the Chancellor’s Office by the deadline of March 15, 2024. We will post the application link here when it becomes available.  

The College of Graduate Studies is happy to assist you with your application and review your materials prior to submission if you desire, although this is not required.  The deadline for your application review is March 1, 2024.

Contact our CDIP Campus Coordinator, Dr. Jeffrey Honda (jeffrey.honda@sjsu.edu) if you are interested in this program, or would like an application review.

Have more questions?  Join Chancellor's Office CDIP personnel for information sessions:

Have More Questions? Join one of our Info Sessions!

Register in advance for these meetings: 11:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time). Recordings will be shared for those who cannot attend at this time.
Register here
February 5, 2024
February 12, 2024
February 19, 2024
February 26, 2024
March 4, 2024
March 11, 2024

Here are some additional resources:

CDIP Fellow Benefits

Can choose to receive a loan of up to $10,000 per year for three years (max. $30,000), which will be forgiven at 20% per year for each year of full time postdoctoral teaching employment in the CSU.

Receive mentorship from a SJSU faculty member to (a) support completion of their doctoral studies and (b)develop their potential for employment as a CSU faculty member;

Have access to three CDIP grant programs:

  • Mini-Grants: up to $2500 for collaborative activities and research-dissertation activities (e.g., research supplies, small equipment, computer programs, software, books, journal subscriptions)
  • Travel Grants: up to $1,500 in travel funds to participate in professional meetings, conferences, and workshops. CDIP Faculty Mentors are eligible for up to $1,500 for attending conferences with the CDIP Scholar.
  • Dissertation Fellowships: up to $5,000  in funds to support the completion of doctoral studies in the final year of the dissertation.

Loan Program Details

For more information about the loan program, please review the Chancellor's website, including Loan Cancellation and Repayment and Loan FAQs.

Campus Coordinator

Dr. Jeffrey Honda
Associate Dean of Graduate Programs
College of Graduate Studies
San José State University, Admin 145
San José, CA 95192-0279