Three prizes 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.
· A prize of NIS 4,000 for an outstanding M.A. thesis proposal (already approved), or for an outstanding M.A. seminar paper.
· A prize of NIS 2,000 for an outstanding B.A. seminar paper.
All research must include a list of sources based on the Hillel Kook Archive.
Suggested relevant topics to the Hillel Kook Archives include – but might not be limited to:
· Constituent Assembly (The First Knesset).
· 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 Israeli society.
· Activities connected to the “Bergson Group" (members of the Irgun Delegation to the United States led by Hillel Kook during the years 1940 to 1948).
· Weapon purchase while struggling for independence.
· Rescue efforts during the Holocaust.
· Remembering and forgetting rescue efforts in the collective memory of the holocaust
· Jewish American leadership during the Holocaust period
· American Jewish politics
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 address:
The Ben-Gurion Research Institute for Study of Israel and Zionism, POB 257, Sede Boqer 8499000
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 email@example.com