Graduate Paper Discussant Fund
J.H. Adam Watson Memorial Award Fund
The Watson award recognizes the outstanding work of one student in international relations or comparative politics each year and comes with a $1,000 prize. Recipients present their research at a professional conference and in a special session of the Lansing Lee/Bankard seminar series.
Adam Watson was a Professor of Foreign affairs at the University of Virginia, a distinguished British diplomat, and one of the founders of the British School of international relations theory. The award is made possible by a generous donation from his daughter, Polly Black.
Watson Award Recipients
2022 – Benjamin Helms
2020 – Chen Wang