CDIP is intended to support doctoral students who will pursue CSU instructional faculty positions. As such, students who meet one of the following criteria are eligible to apply to the CDIP:
Special considerations for students in professional and online doctoral degree programs:
Most professional doctoral degree programs (such as Ed.D., DNP, DPT, and PsyD) as well as online degree programs are designed for developing advanced administrative and/or applied skills in a profession that are required for entrance into a non-academic career.
Applicants in a professional doctoral and/or online program may apply to the CDIP only if they plan to pursue a tenure-track instructional faculty position AND their doctoral program’s mission explicitly includes preparation and training of future university faculty members (evidence of latter must be provded by applicant).
Given that the CSU Ed.D. programs were established for the purpose of preparing administrative leaders for the California public education system (California Education Code 66040.3), applicants pursuing professional doctorates from CSU Ed.D. programs must make a strong case for how their doctoral programs prepare them to be qualified and competitive for CSU faculty positions.
Additional Eligibility Criteria
Enrollment or employment in the California State University is not required for participation in the program. However, approximately one-fourth of the awards are expected to be made to individuals who have served in CSU positions represented by the California Faculty Association in the last two years.
U.S. citizenship is not required, but applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. for CSU faculty positions.
Two criteria are used to make selections to the Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program: