Mission & History

The California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) aims to increase the number of well-qualified candidates for future CSU instructional faculty positions by offering financial assistance to promising doctoral students in the form of a subsidized loan and mentorship by CSU faculty.

Established in 1987, the CSU CDIP is the largest program of its kind in the United States. As of July 2018 the program has loaned $51 million to over 2,100 doctoral students enrolled in universities throughout the nation. The persons admitted to this competitive program are selected on the basis of their academic achievement and potential, their prospects for competing for a CSU faculty position in their chosen disciplines and their interest in advancing the CSU mission by providing instruction to its diverse student population. A little over 1,300 program participants have successfully completed their doctoral studies, of whom 807 have been appointed to CSU instructional positions. These highly diverse faculty hold positions at all 23 campuses.

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