will be awarded for outstanding research projects. The research must be based at
least partially on the Hillel Kook Archives:
· A prize of NIS
8,000 for an outstanding Ph.D. proposal (already approved) or for a
post-doctoral research proposal.
prize of NIS 4,000 for an
outstanding M.A. thesis proposal (already approved), or for an outstanding M.A.
A prize of NIS 2,000 for an
outstanding B.A. seminar paper.
must include a list of sources based on the Hillel Kook Archive.
relevant topics to the Hillel Kook Archives include – but might not be limited
Constituent Assembly (The First
Religion and State in Israel;
Religion and nationality in Israel.
The debate surrounding the issue
of a constitution in Israel.
· The Altalena affair.
· The images,
boundaries and hierarchies of the Jewish world and of the Israeli nation in
connected to the “Bergson Group” (members of the Irgun Delegation to the United
States led by Hillel Kook during the years 1940 to
· Weapon purchase
while struggling for independence.
· Rescue efforts
during the Holocaust.
· Remembering and
forgetting rescue efforts in the collective memory of the
· Jewish American
leadership during the Holocaust period
· American Jewish
The Hillel Kook collection is open
to the public on line at the BGOnline
archives site of the Ben-Gurion Research
Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism.
Please send two
hard copies of the papers by registered mail to the following
Research Institute for Study of Israel and Zionism, POB 257, Sede
Also send an
electronic copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, November 30,
2017. Papers submitted
after this date will not be considered. A letter of recommendation from the
lecturer who graded the seminar paper or the supervisor of the research proposal
should be attached to the paper.
· Please confirm receipt of
the paper with the office institute. Dr. Adi Portughies, Head of
Infrastructure Information Systems at the Ben-Gurion Research Institute, will be
happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact him at