Promoting Research in Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security
The International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) and the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC), are pleased to announce an annual scholarships awarding to promote research in counter-terrorism and homeland security.
The scholarships will be given in memory of Architect, Major Eyal Ragonis z"l, for his military and civilian accomplishments. The scholarships' aim is to promote research in counter-terrorism and homeland security by IDC Herzliya students, as well as IDF soldiers and officers.
A professional committee will select the outstanding research proposals and studies to be awarded the scholarships. The committee will include representatives from the IDC Herzliya academic staff, IDF representatives, and members of the Ragonis family. The selection will be according to the following criteria:
The following candidates will be eligible to submit a proposal:
The scholarships will be awarded in two stages:
First stage: Four research proposals that present a significant and notable contribution to the counter-terrorism and homeland security studies will be selected. The authors of each of these proposals will receive an initial scholarship of 2,500 NIS. It will be given to researches completed within one year.
The scholarships will be awarded at the annual memorial service for Eyal Ragonis z"l on July 2014.
Second stage: After completion, the selected studies will be graded according to the above criteria and will be awarded the remainder of the scholarship accordingly. The principal findings of the studies will be presented the following year, at the annual memorial service for Eyal Ragonis z"l, in the summer of 2015. The scholarships granted for research in the second phase will be as follows:
The winning researches will be posted on the ICT Working Paper Series
Final submission date for research proposals is May 1st, 2014.
Research proposals should be sent to Ms. Lorena Atiyas Lvovsky, at: [email protected]
* Research proposals submitted after May 1st at midnight, will not be examined by the judging committee. In addition, it is the candidate's responsibility to verify the admission of the documents - candidates need to make sure they receive a confirmation of their submission.
Each research proposal must include the following documents: