Graduate Funding Opportunities

Graduate Equity Fellowship (GEF)

Application deadline April 15, 2024 (Continuing Students) | August 31, 2024 (Fall 2024 New Students) 

Graduate Equity Fellowship (GEF) program at CSUDH seeks to increase the diversity of students completing graduate degree programs, encourage further study in doctoral programs, and promote consideration of university faculty careers.

The program is designed to do so by providing financial support to graduate students with strong academic records. Fellowships range from $500 to $4500 for the academic year. The maximum grant period for any student is two years.

GEF Application [PDF]

*Application must be emailed to Vanessa Cervantes at

Do not walk the application in to the Office of Graduate Studies.

Graduate Research Advancement & Development (GRAD)

Spring 2024 - Application deadline, December 1, 2023

Fall 2024 - Application deadline, May 15, 2024


GRAD Grant Research Application [PDF]

GRAD Grant Travel Funding Application [PDF]

Release of Liability Form [PDF]

Graduate Research Advancement & Development (GRAD) supports graduate students in their professional and academic development outside of the classroom in both research and creative activities. 

For questions regarding funding opportunities for graduate students, contact Vanessa Cervantes, Graduate Coordinator,

Need Financial Aid? Stop by the Financial Aid web-page for assistance!

The Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP)

Who Can Apply

  • The program is open to applicants who will be new or continuing full-time students in doctoral programs at regionally accredited universities anywhere within the United States.
  • Each applicant is required to have a full-time tenure/tenure-track CSU faculty advisor who will provide professional mentoring and networking opportunities throughout the student’s educational experience.

The goal of the California State University Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) is to increase the number of faculty with the qualifications, motivation, and skills needed to teach the diverse students of the CSU.

CDIP prepares promising doctoral students for CSU faculty positions by providing financial support, mentorship by CSU faculty and professional development and grant resources. It is the largest program of its kind in the U.S.

How to Apply

Applications are to be completed and submitted electronically. The link to the application will become available October 2023 and can be found at the Chancellor’s Office website.

Students applying to CDIP must submit their application by February 1, 2024. It's highly recommended that you contact a campus coordinator to review your final application. Applications must be submitted to the CSU campus coordinator at which your CSU faculty mentor works.

Deadline for the Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) is February 1, 2022 

CDIP Application: