Graduate Opportunities and Financial Resources
California State University, East Bay offers numerous forms of financial support for current graduate students. The Academic Programs and Graduate Studies (APGS) Student Services office coordinates the many programs which provide financial resources and educational opportunities in support of your graduate education.
Application Deadline: Applications due by 5:00 PM, Friday, February 19th, 2016.
Submit all application materials to the Office of Academic Programs and Graduate Studies, SA 4500.
Through the Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP), the California State University (CSU) provides financial assistance in the form of a student loan to a limited number of individuals pursuing doctoral degrees. The program seeks to provide loans to doctoral students who are interested in applying and competing for CSU instructional faculty positions after completion of the doctoral degree. The program is designed to increase the diversity of persons qualified to fill instructional faculty position in the CSU.
Through the Doctoral Incentive Program, students may borrow up to $10,000 per year (up to a total of $30,000 within a five-year period). Students who complete their doctoral studies and teach in the CSU system as full-time faculty members will have their loans forgiven at the rate of twenty percent for each year of teaching; those who do not obtain a CSU faculty position are required to repay the loan at an interest rate comparable to other graduate student loans. Employment at a CSU campus, however, is not guaranteed. Applicants are not required to be accepted into a doctoral program at the time of applying but must enroll in Fall 2015 to receive the award.
Information and Application
Appointments are available for faculty and students with questions about the program. Please call APGS at (510) 885-3716 to schedule an appointment.
Please note: California State University, East Bay applicants must turn in all materials to the APGS Student Services office by 5:00 pm, February 19th, 2016.
California Pre-Doctoral Program
Applications will be available in late December and due February 19th, 2016.
California Pre-Doctoral Scholars receive $3,000 which may be used to:
- attend or present research at professional conferences,
- visit doctroal-granting institutions in the U.S.,
- pay for graduate school application fees, the GRE, or GMAT preparation.
In addition, each Pre-Doctoral Scholar is eligible to apply for:
a fully-funded summer research experience with a faculty member in his or her discipline at a Ph.D.-granting university in the U.S.
The California Pre-Doctoral Program, jointly developed by the California State University and the University of California, seeks to increase the pool of potential California State University faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of economically and educationally disadvantaged students. This program provides students with $3,000 to explore and prepare to succeed in doctoral studies through faculty mentoring, scholarly and research opportunities, travel to visit doctoral-granting institutions, membership in professional associations, and attendance at professional conferences.
More information about this program is available on the CSU Chancellors Office website.
CSU juniors, seniors, or graduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply. You must be unrolled at CSUEB as of Spring 2016, and also be enrolled for at least two quarters of the academic year 2016-2017.
Applicants will be selected on the basis of three major criteria: the potential for success in completing a doctoral program, probable effectiveness of the student/faculty plan, and level of economic and educational disadvantage. Applicants work with a faculty sponsor to develop an overall plan, which will ultimately lead to enrollment in graduate school. The program provides an opportunity for summer internships and funds for travel and other related activities.
To prepare an application to the California Pre-Doctoral Program, you will need to:
1. Seek a CSUEB faculty sponsor.
2. In collaboration with your faculty sponsor, develop a 'Faculty Sponsor/Student Plan' for the funded activities you will engage in to prepare for entering a doctoral program.
3. Complete and submit the 2016-17 Sally Casanova Scholarship application completely online. The online application coming soon, but this paper version will give you an idea of the items on the online application).
Completed applications will be composed of the application, three essay questions, transcripts, budget, and faculty letter of recommendation (all submitted online).
Appointments are available for faculty and students with questions about the program. Please call APGS at (510) 885-3716 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment. Students interested in applying are encouraged to make an appointment to review their application prior to submission.
All materials must be submitted in by the CSUEB application deadline (February 19th). Your application will be reviewed, and feedback provided. Once any changes have been made, the amended application will be submitted online, reviewed, and submitted by APGS to the CSU Chancellor's Office by their March 11th deadline.
CSU Bakersfield, April 29th and 30th, 2016.
The 2016 CSUEB delegation to the CSU Student Research Competition will be organized by the CSUEB Center for Student Research, which will hold a series of workshops throughout the year to prepare all interested East Bay students for the competition. Please contact the Center for Student Research at email@example.com for more information.
The annual California State University Student Research Competition, which is held each spring at a California State University, provides undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to showcase a recently completed research project and to represent Cal State East Bay. This system-wide competition showcases outstanding research conducted by California State University (CSU) students in the full range of academic programs offered on the 23 campuses that comprise the CSU system.
Cash prizes are awarded for the most outstanding presentations. There are first and second place winners in both undergraduate and graduate categories.
Undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled at Cal State East Bay, as well as alumni/alumnae who received their degrees in spring, summer, or fall 2015, are eligible and encouraged to apply. Travel expenses for the ten-member team of Cal State East Bay will be covered by the university.
Information and Registration
Please contact the Center for Student Research at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 885-4212 for more information.
Graduate Equity Fellowship
Applications due 5:00 PM, June 5th. Please submit all application materials to SA 4500.
The Graduate Equity Fellowship Program seeks to increase the diversity of students completing graduate degree programs at Cal State East Bay, encourages continuation towards doctoral programs, and promotes consideration of university faculty careers. It provides fellowships for economically disadvantaged Cal State East Bay students who have had success in overcoming educational disadvantages and promotes faculty mentoring and research opportunities. Graduate Equity Fellowships are grants ranging from $500 to $2000 per year.
To apply for a Graduate Equity Fellowship, you must meet the following conditions:
- be a legal California Resident
- be admitted to CSUEB and to a state-supported Master's program as a classified or conditionally classified student
- complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by June 1st and have financial need of at least $1,000
- enroll in a minimum of 8 units per quarter applicable to the master's degree during the academic year of your award, with graduation planned no earlier than Spring 2016. This requirement will be enforced - no exceptions.
- demonstrate the potential to succeed in graduate school and to complete a master's degree program, as evidenced by undergraduate coursework and letters of recommendation.
- Have not received more than one previous Graduate Equity Fellowship.
Information and Application
For information about the program and an application form, please download the information sheet and application. Questions should be directed to Academic Programs and Graduate Studies at email@example.com.
All materials must be turned in by the June 5th application deadline to the Academic Programs and Graduate Studies (APGS) Office, SA 4500, on the Hayward Campus.
Graduate student research grants have been expanded and are now available through the CSUEB Center for Student Research. Please visit http://www20.csueastbay.edu/orsp/csr/ for information about Student Research Fellowships.
Other Graduate Student Services Links:
- Graduate Admissions Events
- Graduate Opportunities and Financial Resources
- Graduate Student Services
- Change of Graduate and Unclassified Post-Baccalaureate Objective
- Dual Degree or Second Masters Degree
- Graduate Reinstatement
- Graduate Study Completion
- University Thesis: Preparation & Electronic Submission
- Thesis Submission Info Form
- Electronic Thesis Library Permission Form
- Dissertation Submission Form
- University Thesis Writing Guide