Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP)


Successful doctoral education and search for faculty positions rely on having up-to-date information, effective navigation strategies, and relevant professional network and support. We have compiled links to websites that can be of help to you and have listed them below.

We also provide you with links to three important resources, the California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education, the California Pre-Doctoral Program, and the CDIP Community Commons.

  • The California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education is an excellent venue for learning about applying to and funding your graduate education and meeting recruiters from graduate programs nationwide. 
  • The California Pre-Doctoral Program offers competitive scholarship to support undergraduate or master’s research training for students who plan to pursue doctoral education.
  • The CDIP Community Commons is a repository of helpful resources for doctoral students, lecturers, and junior faculty about various aspects of faculty life, including obtaining a faculty position, university governance and policies as well as information and advice on scholarly teaching, research, and service.


Graduate School Survival Guides

Writing and Presenting Your Dissertation

Graduate Student Organizations and Dissertation Support Groups


News & Advice from Chronicle Careers

Tomorrow’s Professor Listserv
Articles on preparing for careers in higher education, teaching strategies, and other useful topics for current and future faculty members.

The Preparing Future Faculty Program
Information on the Preparing Future Faculty Program and links to a number of useful articles, including articles on what colleges and universities are looking for in new faculty.

Jossey-Bass Publications
Click on the Higher Education link for books on general higher education, teaching and learning, technology in higher education, etc.

CSU News
News releases, campus news, and links to student newspapers.

CSU Career Opportunities
Job postings from all 23 campuses of the CSU.