The 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.

Apply to CDIP

The Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program application has two parts, one for the student and one to be completed by the CSU faculty mentor.

CDIP Application Guidelines 2021-22Apply Now​

The 2021-2022 guidelines are now available.​
Interested candidates must work directly with their Campus Coordinator​.

The 2019-20 application period is now closed and the 2019-20 CDIP cohort has been selected. The application portal will re-open in October 2019.​​

​​A​​​​pplication Review Timeline:

  • CDIP Systemwide Selection Committee will review campus nominations on May 7, 2021.
  • Announcements of 21/22 CIDP Cohort will be made end of May. Fellows will receive communication via email and a list of selected fellows will be posted on the CDIP Website.​

Meet Our Fellows

Every year, the CDIP program supports gifted students in pursuing their doctorate and finding employment at the CSU; here are a few of their stories. 

Get to Know Our Students

What CDIP Offers

Through financial support, mentorship, professional development and grants, CDIP prepares doctoral students for an academic career.

Explore CDIP’s Benefits

About Us

Meet the dedicated staff who oversee the CDIP program at the CSU Office of the Chancellor, based in Long Beach, California.

Learn About Our Staff


Use these guides, sites and other resources to help you succeed in your studies, find jobs, and prepare to join the faculty of the CSU.

Explore Helpful Resources​​

Directory of Recipients

CDIP Fellows who have graduated or who are about to graduate should submit their information to be included in the annual CDIP Directory. The directory is intended to assist CSU campuses in recruiting candidates who would further their goals of creating a faculty with the ability and motivation to educate a diverse student body. Fellows can apply below:

Apply for the 2020 Directory

CSU campus representatives can request their copies of the directory by contacting Elizabeth Sanchez.