Syracuse University

Alba George Watt Memorial Essay Contest


  • TITLE: Alba George Watt Memorial Essay Contest

  • SPONSOR: Alba Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives

  • ELIGIBILITY: Graduate and undergraduate students from the United States and elsewhere 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 Americans who fought in support of the Spanish Republic from 1936 to 1938.

  • AMOUNT: Two prizes of $500 each will be awarded, one in the undergraduate and one in the graduate category. Work will be judged on the basis of originality, quality of research, and effectiveness of argument or presentation.

  • DEADLINE: July 1


  • ADDITIONAL INFO:Interested candidates please submit applications by email to, subject line: "Watt Prize 2015". Entries must include a cover page with name, address, e-mail, and telephone number. All submissions must be in MS Word or PDF format. All entries must be received by July 1, 2015.Submissions must be between 3,500 and 7,500 words; Submissions may be in Spanish or English.