Established in 1987, the Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program has supported over 1,300 students in earning a doctoral degree. CDIP is committed to supporting promising doctoral students who aspire to join the CSU faculty ranks and teach the diverse students of the CSU.
Fellows are supported during their doctoral studies with (1) financial support including forgivable loans, (2) mentoring, and (3) professional development opportunities.
The major feature of the program is loan forgiveness. For each year of full-time teaching at a CSU campus, a recipient will have one-fifth of the loan principal and interest cancelled. Some 1,300 program participants have successfully completed their doctoral studies, of whom approximately 807 have been appointed to CSU instructional positions.
To learn more about exceptional CDIP alumni in search for CSU instructional positions, please contact the CDIP office to request a copy of the CDIP Directory.
The dedicated team at the CSU Chancellor's Office supports CDIP fellows across their careers in graduate school and beyond.
Meet the Team
Learn about the CDIP vision and the many accomplishments of the program, which has been around for more than 30 years.
See How We Started
Published in 2018, offers a succinct overview of the CDIP program for prospective applicants.
Get to Know the Program
CDIP's most recent annual report (PDF) includes applicant and participant data, degree completion rates, faculty appointment information and more.
Explore the Latest Report