We are delighted to announced the winners and runners up of The Western Front Association PhD Grant Scheme 2024. The judging panel would like to thank all of those who took the time to enter the scheme. The majority of submissions were extremely high quality and the results were decided only by the finest of margins. The winners and runners up cover a vast range of topics and themes, showing how diverse the study of the Great War is. As part of their award, the recipients will write a piece for The WFA based on their research, something which all members can look forward to.

Winners (and recipients of £2,000)

Runners Up (and recipients of £1,000)

  • Nicole Chicarelli (University of Birmingham) 'Photographic Technology and the Transformation of the British Army in the First World War, 1914-1918'
  • Patrick Taylor (Anglia Ruskin University) 'The Reintegration of shell-shocked men throughout Australia and Britain after the First World War'
  • Christopher Batten (University College London) 'Class and Civilian Internment in Britain and the Empire, 1914-1928'

Keep an eye out for our forthcoming announcement regarding The Western Front Association Masters Grants Scheme and how to apply.