Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP)
The sponsor statement is an important part of the CDIP application
and committee members pay close attention to it. The sponsor
statement must be written by the sponsor, not the applicant.
Based on past years' experience, here are some elements of a successful
- A description of ways the sponsor will keep the candidate connected
to the campus or the CSU.
- Ways the sponsor will mentor and help with academic job searches
and explain expectations of tenure and academic careers in the
- Help guide the applicant's doctoral program including help selecting
an appropriate program and supporting the specific degree plan.
- Although not required, some sponsors find that Department support
- If the applicant is enrolling in an interdisciplinary program,
the sponsor statement should include a discussion about how that
doctoral program will prepare the candidate for a faculty position
in one of our CSU departments.
- Applications must be complete and turned in by the deadline. Late or incomplete applications will not
- Only the required documents should be submitted, those being:
- Application - Must be clear about the university selected
by the applicant. Historically, applicants already accepted
in a program are more positively
reviewed than those not yet accepted.
- Letter of interest that describes the applicant's interest
in an academic career
in the CSU and preparation to teach a diverse range of students.
- Sponsor statement (the sponsor, not the applicant,
is to write this)
- Three letters of recommendation.
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