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2018/2019 Recipients


  • Daisy Avila; Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Xuan Santos, Sociological Practice
  • Kelsey Baird; Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Robert Roberts, Sociology
  • Daniela Carreon; Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Christopher Bickel, Sociology
  • Celeste Espindola; Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Mohamed Abumaye, Sociology


  • Jacques P. Coulombe; Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Andre Kundgen, Mathematics
  • Teresa A. Hodges; Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Laurette McGuire, Anthropology
  • Emily Merryweather; Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Sharon Hamill, Psychology

 About the Programs

 California Pre-Doctoral Program The California Pre-Doctoral Program is designed to increase the pool of potential faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of California State University (CSU) students who have experienced economic and educational disadvantages. The program places a special emphasis on increasing the number of CSU students who enter doctoral programs at one of the University of California (UC) institutions.

Opportunities may include:

  • One-on-one work with faculty members at the CSU and doctoral-granting institutions
  • Funded summer research experience in chosen field
  • Visits to doctoral-granting institutions
  • Travel to national symposia or professional meetings
  • Membership in professional organizations
  • Journal subscriptions
  • Graduate school application and test fees

Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive 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.



Application Information 

2019-2020 CDIP Application

2019-2020 Pre-Doctoral Program Application open soon

Pre-Doctoral Program Brochure

Information Workshops

Roadmap To The CSU Doctoral Programs

Contact the Campus Coordinator

Sara Baramy

CSUSM Office of Graduate Studies 
(760) 750-4066