Awards, Grants and Fellowships
Our generous donors have provided CSW with the means to offer graduate students an array of award, grant, and fellowship opportunities. The keystone is the CSW Irving and Jean Stone Fellowship Program. Funded and launched in AY 08-09, this program provides a year of recruitment funding for an incoming Women’s Studies graduate student; four dissertation year fellowships; and up to seven research assistantships to match faculty and graduate students in mentoring/employment relationships beneficial to the research of both. CSW also continues to offer awards for dissertation and scholarly excellence, fellowships for research, and a competitive biannual travel grant program. In 2008-2009 alone, CSW awards supported over thirty graduate students from fifteen academic disciplines.
FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTSThe Center for the Study of Women/Graduate Division Irving and Jean Stone Dissertation Year Fellowships are awarded to exceptionally promising doctoral students whose dissertation topic pertains to gender, sexuality and/or women’s issues.The Jean Stone Dissertation Research Fellowship supports a UCLA doctoral candidate engaged in research on women and/or gender.The Paula Stone Legal Research Fellowship supports promising research by a J.D., LL.M., S.J.D., or Ph.D .candidate at UCLA, focused on women and the law with preference given to research on women in the criminal/legal justice system.The Mary Wollstonecraft Dissertation Research Fellowship supports UCLA doctoral candidate engaged in research on women and/or gender using historical materials and methods. The George Eliot Dissertation Research Fellowship supports UCLA doctoral candidate engaged in research on women and/or gender using a historical perspective in either literature or the arts. The Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D., Award recognizes a publishable research report, thesis, dissertation, or published article by a UCLA graduate student relating to women and health or women in health-related sciences.The Constance Coiner Graduate Fellowship honors a UCLA student enrolled in a Ph.D. program engaged in research focusing on feminist and working-class issues and demonstrates excellence in teaching and a commitment to teaching as activism. Travel Grants, offered twice a year in spring and fall, provide graduate students with funds for research and conference travel.Policy Brief Prize honors outstanding applied feminist scholarship by graduate students.