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Call for Nominations for the Inaugural Kate O'Brien Award

10 December 2019

The newly created Kate O'Brien research prize focuses on relations between Ireland and Spain with a subject devoted to literature and/or women and gender perspective.

The Aula María Zambrano de Estudios Transatlánticos de la Universidad de Málaga (AMZET), in its commitment to promoting relations between Spain and Ireland, has created the Kate O'Brien research prize to promote research and to stimulate interest in relations between Spain and Ireland. Sponsored by José Antonio Sierra, the prize is named after Kate O'Brien (1897-1974), an outstanding Irish writer who, throughout her life, was interested in Spain through her work.

Professors, students and researchers from all over the world can apply for this prize. There is a prize of €1,200 for the best paper, and a secondary award will be granted for the second-best paper

Requirements of the papers


  1. They must be research papers on the relations between Spain and Ireland dealing with literature and/or women and gender perspective.
  2. The paper shall contain at least the following sections: title, summary, key words, introduction, methods, results (if the nature of the work so requires), conclusions and references.
  3. The length should not be less than 150 pages. Excluded from this calculation are the annexes and the used and cited references.
  4. The text should have the following formatting: Word format; font, Times New Roman 12; spacing 1.5; left and right margin 3 cm; upper and lower margins 2.5 cm, page A4.
  5. Papers can be written in either Spanish or English.  
  6. They must be unpublished papers that have not previously received any award.

To express an interest in being nominated for the prize by the Royal Irish Academy, please contact by 1 April 2020.

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