Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program

The Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) provides student loans to a limited number of individuals pursuing full-time doctoral degrees at accredited universities throughout the United States. After participants receive their doctoral degrees and obtain a qualifying instructional position in the CSU, a portion of their loan from this program will be forgiven every year of qualifying employment. Submit application while applying to doctoral degree programs or during doctorate program attendance (including last year of doctorate program).

Number Awarded: Varies

Dollar Amount: Loans of up to $10,000 per year, up to a total of $30,000

Deadline: February 1st

Program Materials: CDIP Application (Template Only) PDF File Opens in new window

Process for Awarding: 

  1. Applications for the Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program are submitted online with the guidance of the CDIP campus coordinator, who is Dr. Joe Albert Garcia in the Office of Graduate Studies, MH-112 by February 1, 2020. (Disregard any deadlines appearing on the application landing page. e.g. Internal Submission or Remove from Homepage Dates).
  2. A campus committee evaluates the applications and makes recommendations for further consideration to the campus president. The president then forwards campus nominations to the Chancellor’s Office.
  3. A CSU system-wide committee reviews the campus nominations and makes recommendations to the chancellor for final approval

Chancellor’s Office Website: Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program Opens in new window