Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP)

Selection Criteria and Process

Selection Criteria

Two criteria are used to make selections to the Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program:

  1. Applicant's potential as a doctoral student, potential to become a tenure-track faculty member, and interest in teaching a diverse student population.
    For detailed information, please refer to page 7 of the CDIP Application.
  2. Academic discipline: Primary consideration will be given to candidates whose proposed area of study falls where CSU campuses anticipate the greatest difficulty in filling potential future instructional faculty positions. Information from a variety of sources may be considered when evaluating this criterion. One relevant source is the CSU Report on Faculty Recruitment Survey, which presents recent information on the number of tenure-track searches and appointments in various disciplines throughout the CSU system. View Report »

Selection Process

Applications for the Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program are first submitted through a CSU campus. Applications are due at the CDIP campus coordinator's office on a date specified by that office (typically in February, but the date varies by campus). A campus committee evaluates the applications and makes recommendations for further consideration to the campus president. The president then forwards campus nominations to the Chancellor's Office. A systemwide committee reviews the campus nominations and makes recommendations to the chancellor for final approval.

Selection Announcements - May