Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP)

Announcing the 2017-2018 Chancellorís Doctoral Incentive Program Scholars!

The Chancellorís Office is pleased to announce this yearís 2017-2018 Chancellorís Doctoral Incentive Program Scholars. This yearís selection proved to be competitive, with the level of qualified applicants rising this year. Selection to this program is a testament to the scholarís passion and commitment as future faculty members. Meet this yearís Chancellorís Doctoral Incentive Program Scholars.


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 2016 the program has loaned $49 million to 2,081 doctoral students enrolled in universities throughout the nation. 1,275 participants have successfully earned doctoral degrees, and over half (735 participants) have subsequently obtained employment in CSU instructional faculty positions.