Made possible by the generosity of Mrs. Jean Stone, this fellowship helps fund an exceptional graduate student dissertation research project focusing on women or gender.
Jean Stone, born Jean Factor, collaborated with her husband, Irving Stone, as a researcher and editor on eighteen biographical novels. For over five decades, she was involved with and supported UCLA. Stone had a long and productive relationship with CSW. Her relationship with the Center began with her participation in the Friends of CSW in the late 1980s. She attended many CSW-sponsored talks and, after 1990, when she made her first contribution to CSW, she never missed the annual Awards Luncheon. Stone, who passed away in 2004, cared deeply about the graduate students whose research on women embodied the promise of the next generation of women scholars. Her commitment to graduate students is reflected in the dissertation fellowships she established. On more than one occasion, she noted how much pleasure she derived from supporting stellar young scholars and their research. In addition to the fellowships she established during her life, her legacy to UCLA now includes the Irving and Jean Stone Dissertation Year Fellowships.