The California State University (CSU) Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) aims to increase the number of promising doctoral students applying for future CSU instructional faculty positions by offering financial assistance in the form of a loan and mentorship by CSU faculty.
The CDIP offers loans up to $10,000 per year over 5 years, with a maximum amount of $30,000. The loans are:
- Repayable over a 15-year period commencing one year after completion of, or withdrawal from, full-time doctoral study;
- Forgivable at the rate of 20 percent for each year of full-time postdoctoral teaching employment in the CSU or 10 percent for each year of part-time postdoctoral teaching employment in the CSU.
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.