California Pre-Doctoral Program
Download the 2014-15 Pre-Doctoral Program Application
2016-17 Application available in mid-November, 2015

How to Apply

Are you interested in applying to the California Pre-Doctoral Program? Whether you are merely "shopping" to see whether graduate school is right for you or absolutely sure of your intent to go to graduate school, you should consider applying.

The application is available mid-November and is due to your campus coordinator in late February, 2016.

Application Steps

  1. Completed applications are to be submitted to your your Pre-Doctoral Program Coordinator. Contact your Pre-Doctoral Program Coordinator for campus specific application deadlines.
  2. Applications are reviewed by CSU and UC faculty and subject-matter experts who forward their recommendations of the top scholars to the California Pre-Doctoral Program Advisory Board, which confirms the selections by mid-June.

The award year begins July 1 and ends June 30 of the following year. This period does not include the optional Summer Research Experience that takes place during the summer following the award.

This is a one-time award. Current or former Pre-Doctoral Scholars are not eligible to reapply.