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Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program

About the Program

The Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) is a competitive program that provides loans to a limited number of full-time doctoral students at accredited universities across the United States. Its purpose is to increase the pool of individuals who show promise of becoming strong candidates for CSU instructional faculty positions by providing financial assistance to doctoral students with the motivation, skills, and experience needed to teach the diverse student body in the CSU. It is a competitive program open to doctoral students across the country.
The Program provides loans of up to $10,000 per year and may borrow a maximum of $30,000 over a five-year period. Participants who successfully obtain a CSU faculty position will have twenty percent of the loan forgiven for each year of full-time postdoctoral teaching at a CSU campus. Part-time postdoctoral teaching in the CSU may also be considered for partial loan forgiveness.

Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive 17-18 Recipients

  • Leandro Galaz; Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Blake Beecher, Social Work
  • Kristen Nahrstedt; Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Suzanne Moineau, Speech-Language Pathology
  • Jose Plascencia-Castillo; Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Christopher Bickel, Sociology


Contact the Campus Coordinator

Sara Baramy

CSUSM Office of Graduate Studies 

(760) 750-4066



Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program
2018-19 Applications available now:

Pre-Doctoral Scholarship 
2018-19 Applications (Available December 2017)

Campus Deadline: February 9, 2018 11:59 a.m. Craven Hall 5102


2017-2018 Awardees



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