Workshop: California PRE-DOC Applications

Event Date: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 15:00 to 16:00


You are invited to attend a California Pre-Doctoral Application Workshop being held at San Francisco State University in the first and second weeks of the semester.  Because this year the CSU deadline for applications to the program is early in the semester—February 23, 2018—the Fellowships Office is providing several opportunities to attend an application workshop this Spring:

January 25, 2018, 3-4 PM, LIB 244

January 26, 2018, 3-4 PM, LIB 244

January 29, 2018, 2-3 PM, LIB 244

January 30, 2018, 2-3 PM, LIB 244


The objective of the workshop is to determine eligibility, and provide guidance for preparing your application for the 2018-2019 CSU California Pre-Doctoral Program.

If you are awarded funding from this program, an award of $3,000 may be used to develop your candidacy for a doctoral program. For example, you may be reimbursed for travel to conferences, visits to institutions that offer doctoral degrees in your area of interest, research books, application fees, plus GRE tests and reporting.

Pre-Doctoral Scholars are also eligible for full funding for a “summer research experience” (summer fellowship) with a faculty member in their field at a UC or other Ph.D.-granting institution in the continental United States.                                                                                                                                                                               

If you will be of Junior, Senior, or Graduate student at SF State in Fall 2018 and intend to pursue a doctoral degree, you may be eligible to apply to the California Pre-Doctoral Program.

Please plan to attend one the upcoming workshops:


Application Workshops

Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time: 3-4 PM
Location: LIB 244


Date: Friday, January 26, 2018
Time: 3-4 PM
Location: LIB 244


Date:  Monday, January 29, 2018
Time: 2-3 PM
Location: LIB 244


Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time: 2-3 PM
Location: LIB 244


RSVP to Dr. Joy Viveros:

Application Deadline:  This Spring the CSU deadline to submit an online application to the Pre-Doctoral Program is February 23, 2018.

At least one week before this date – that is, by February 15, 2018 – you must have met with Dr. Joy Viveros, Pre-Doctoral Program Campus Coordinator.  Finalized applications, including essays and transcripts, must be uploaded to the CSU application website by February 23, 2018.

Application instructions can be found here:

A description of the California Pre-Doctoral Program can be found here:

If you are not able to make one of these workshops, please email Dr. Viveros at as soon as possible to request a small group workshop.  Please indicate in your email all of your available times for a one hour meeting in January and early February 2018.

LIB 244