Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP)

The California State University Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program 2015/2016

The California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) aims to increase the number of promising doctoral students applying for future CSU instructional faculty positions by offering financial assistance in the form of a loan and mentorship by CSU faculty.

Established in 1987, the CSU CDIP is the largest program of its kind in the United States. As of June 2014 the program has loaned $46 million to 2,006 doctoral students enrolled in universities throughout the nation. 1,205 participants have successfully earned doctoral degrees, and about half (600 participants) have subsequently obtained employment in CSU instructional faculty positions.