Our funds are listed below, in alphabetical order. If a page on the OSU iGive Web site for the fund exists, then the name of the fund is directly linked to that page, where you can make your contribution to that fund through a secure, online connection.
The Classics Research and References Materials Endowment Fund
Established September 6, 1985, by Paul E. Watkins. Provides program support, research and reference materials to the Department of Classics.
The Department of Classics Support Fund
Provides resources for emerging needs and priorities in the Department of Classics
The Endowed Fund for the Teaching and Study of Modern Greek Language and Culture
Supports teaching and study of Modern Greek language and culture. May be revised to support a professorship or chair. The purpose of this pending endowment is subject to change until the fund is formally approved as an endowment. Prior to formal approval, the pending endowment may be converted to a current-use fund.
Fritz Graf Fund for the Graduate Interdisciplinary Study of Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Provides support for the Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization: Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean (GISRAM) and its students. The primary intended use of the fund is to provide support for graduate students' travel to conferences relevant to their development as scholars of ancient Mediterranean religions.
The Phaedon John Kozyris and Litsa Kozyris Travel Fund
Provides financial support to graduate or undergraduate students to pursue a formal program of study in Modern Greek language and/or research in Greece in any academic field requiring the intensive use of Modern Greek including study abroad fees, travel expenses, and any additional educational expenses (including books).
Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean (GISRAM) Fund
The GISRAM Fund supports ongoing activities of the Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean.
The Roberta Elliott Fund
Every other year (in odd years), the fund supports graduate or undergraduate student travel in the Mediterranean world. Preference will be given to students conducting interdisciplinary research in Classics, Near Eastern Studies, and in other fields that study ancient Mediterranean cultures, for example students in the CANE program.
The Thomas E. and Anna P. Leontis Memorial Endowment Fund in Modern Greek Studies
Provides an annual speaker of national/international reputation for a lecture to provide awareness of Greek history and culture.
The Tim Neustadt Graduate Research Fund
Supports one student majoring in Greek, Latin or Modern Greek for study abroad fees and travel expenses and additional educational expenses (including books) to graduate and professional/doctoral students.
Virginia Brown Chair Fund
Through the generosity of James Hankins, Professor of History at Harvard, the Center for Epigraphical and Palaeographical Studies has established a fund to support the Virginia Brown Endowed Chair in Latin Palaeography. The Chair honors the memory of Virginia Brown, who was a senior fellow at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies from 1970 to her untimely death from pancreatic cancer in 2009. Professor Brown was one of the foremost scholars in the field of manuscript studies in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, specializing in Beneventan minuscule, the script written in southern Italy during the Middle Ages. She is remembered by her many former students and colleagues as a generous and devoted friend and mentor. Professor Brown was a long-time supporter of manuscript studies at the Ohio State University.