George Watt Prize

Funding Agency:
Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives

This annual essay competition was established in 1998 to honor Lincoln vet George Watt, a writer and lifelong activist central to the creation of ALBA.

Students from anywhere in the world are invited to submit an essay or thesis chapter about any aspect of the Spanish Civil War, the global political or cultural struggles against fascism in 1920s and 1930s, or the lifetime histories and contributions of the international volunteers who fought in support of the Spanish Republic from 1936 to 1938.

Work will be judged on the basis of originality, quality of research, and effectiveness of argument or presentation.

The George Watt Prize is awarded in three categories:

  • Graduate Award
  • Undergraduate Award
  • Pre-Collegiate Award

Deadline: July 1, 2020

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Graduate Award

•       Submissions must be between 3,500 and 12,500 words.
•       Submissions may be in Spanish or English.
•       The Applicant must currently be registered as a graduate student and work must be related to graduate studies.
•       Any work produced since August 1, 2019 is eligible for the competition.



Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students


Arts & Humanities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

July 1, 2020