A message from David K. Bruck, SJSU Associate Dean of Graduate Studies & Research:
I am pleased to announce that the California State University is now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP). Please contact students who will be enrolled in doctoral programs in 2012/13 and who may be interested in this program, and encourage them to apply. The goal of the program is to increase the pool of qualified candidates for future CSU faculty positions by funding the education of doctoral students. Currently, the program is the largest of its kind in the nation. Through August 2011, it had loaned some $40 million to doctoral students who have attended nearly 200 universities throughout the nation; 1,076 of these recipients successfully earned doctoral degrees.
Applicants in all fields in which CSU campuses employ faculty are eligible regardless of gender or ethnicity. The program gives primary consideration to candidates in fields in which CSU campuses anticipate the greatest difficulty in filling potential future instructional faculty positions.
The CDIP will lend participants who are full-time doctoral students up to $10,000 annually to a limit of $30,000 over a five-year period. After earning the doctorate, a participant who applies for and is hired in a CSU instructional faculty position will have 20% of the loan forgiven for each year of employment in the CSU. Recipients of the loan may enroll in any approved doctoral program at any accredited university in the US or abroad. Applicants are responsible for obtaining a CSU faculty advisor to assist them through their doctoral studies. For a program description and other information, please visit the CSU website at http://www.calstate.edu/hr/
Information and application forms are available online for download at http://www.calstate.edu/hr/
The staff of GS&R will not inspect application materials to determine completeness. Applicants are expected to assemble and submit in full the entire application packet in the correct order and with all necessary parts. Incomplete applications will be not be returned for corrections; instead they will simply not be forwarded to the CSU Chancellor’s Office for consideration. Completed applications are due to the office of GS&R, ADM 223, or by campus mail at extended zip 0025 by Friday, March 2, 2012. If you have questions, call me at (408) 924-2484 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.