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A Call for MA Travel Grant 2022

The Herzl Center of Israel Studies (HCIS) at Charles University announces a call for a scholarship in the amount of 2,000 USD for students of Master’s degree programmes at Charles University with a focus on Israel.

Supported Topic Areas:

• Israel’s politics

• Israel’s society

• International relations

• Security

• History

• Culture

• Literature

The applicant may be a student enrolled in the Master’s degree programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University whose project falls within the above-defined topic areas. When awarding the scholarships, the applicant’s ongoing study results are also taken into account. The project schedule may not exceed the applicant’s duration of study.

Supported Types of Projects:

• Field research associated with a Master’s thesis or an academic article.

• Participation in educational activities in Israel (e.g. a study stay at academic workplace, language course).

• Stay in the library associated with research for a Master’s thesis or an academic article.

Applications (all materials must be submitted in English):

• Description of the project explaining how the stay in Israel will contribute to the academic development of the applicant, including the proposed budget (no more than 2 pages)

• Structured CV (no more than 2 pages)

• Letter of recommendation from the supervisor

Awarding of the scholarship may not be claimed. Applications are reviewed by members of the Herzl Center for Israel Studies Board.

Application Deadline:

• April 29, 2022

• The results will be announced during May 2022.

• Send your applications to the following email:

• Put the following in the subject line of the email: HCIS: stipendiumMA

The Herzl Center of Israel Studies

Contact person:

Irena Kalhousová

The 2020 Herzl Center Travel Grant Recipient

Pavla Vavrečková

I am a law student at Charles University in Prague. Since the beginning of my studies, I have been interested in state security and humanitarian law. I got to explore my interest further during my exchange year at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where I focused mainly on Terrorism & Antiterrorism. Currently, I am finishing up my law degree and I am writing my thesis on the principle of distinction in International Law with a focus on Israel and its military actions against terrorist groups.

1) How do you plan to spend your time in Israel?

I plan to take advantage of a research fellowship program offered by the Rothberg International School (at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem). This program allows international students to do research and to be supervised by an Israeli professor. It will enable me to broaden and deepen my research interest.

2) How is your stay in Israel going to contribute to your academic research?

I am writing my thesis on a relatively specific topic concerning Israel and its military practices. Therefore, I hope to get guidance from an Israeli professor who is a specialist in this particular field. I hope my stay in Israel will significantly elevate the level of my thesis and allow me to successfully graduate at the university here, in the Czech Republic.

3) Will this be your first time visiting Israel?

I was fortunate enough to already spend some time in Israel. I did an exchange year at the Law Faculty at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Furthermore, I have interned for three months at an Israeli NGO specializing in advocating for Israel in the field of international law.

4) Did you watch Fauda? Did you like the series?

I have seen the first season and I have really enjoyed it. However, I prefer to watch a series in the evening to unwind after the whole day. Being such an action movie, watching Fauda is definitely not the best way how to relax at the end of my day. 😊

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