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 is now OPEN for the 2024-2025 academic year. For the 2024- 2025 academic year, take the first step and contact a CSU Campus Coordinator to discuss your academic goals. If you are not clear on who to contact, you may contact the staff at Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program for more information.

Interested candidates Apply directly below and download our Application Guidelines.

Apply To CDIPApplication Guidelines

Have More Questions? Join one of our Info Sessions!

Register in advance for these meetings: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time).
We will share recordings for those who cannot attend at this time.

February 5, 2024
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February 19, 2024
February 26, 2024
March 4, 2024
March 11, 2024

Applicatio​​​​n Timeline:

Application opens: January 15, 2024.
Application deadline: March 15, 2024.
Decisions announced: May 15, 2024.​

Sample Application Components:

Collaborative Plan of Support 

Sample 1​, Sample 2​

Sample Qualification and Motivation Statement

Sample 1​, Sample 2​​