The Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program

What is the Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program?

The Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) aims to increase the number of promising doctoral students who are interested in applying and competing for future CSU instructional faculty positions. The program seeks to accomplish this goal by providing financial aid in the form of loans to doctoral students with the motivation, skills, and experience needed to teach the diverse student body of the CSU system.

In addition to financial assistance, CDIP also seeks to increase student success by providing academic support in the form of a faculty mentor. The faculty mentorship provides doctoral students with opportunities for collaborative teaching, research, and/or service activities.

Success Rates

Established in 1987, the CSU CDIP is the largest program of its kind in the United States. As of June 2016 the program has loaned $49 million to 2,081 doctoral students enrolled in universities throughout the nation. 1,275 participants have successfully earned doctoral degrees, and over half (735 participants) have subsequently obtained employment in CSU instructional faculty positions.