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, 2019

Agency Website



Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students


Arts & Humanities

External Deadline

July 1, 2019