California Pre-Doctoral Program

The California Pre-Doctoral Program supports the doctoral aspirations of CSU students by providing a $3,000 grant to selected students to assist with the costs of preparing for and applying to Ph.D. programs during the 2014-2015 academic year including fees, travel, and conferences.

Applicants must be upper-division undergraduate or graduate students who are enrolled at a CSU institution as of spring 2014 and for at least one semester of the academic year 2014-2015.  Applicants will be selected on the basis of three criteria: potential for success in completing a doctoral program, probable effectiveness of the student/faculty plan, and level of economic and educational disadvantage.  All applicants must be either U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  Each applicant must have a faculty sponsor for the duration of the plan specified in the application.

The Chico State campus deadline for submission of applications is Friday, February 28, 2014 by 4:00 p.m.  Submit an original application plus 3 copies to the Office of Graduate Studies in Student Service Center, room 460 on or before the deadline date. For additional information and questions email Dr. Matthew Thomas at