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Erythrai/ Ildır, İzmir- Turkey

Your gift matters

Your gift in support of our activities at Stanford will enhance genuine understanding of the histories, cultures, and languages of the Mediterranean Basin.  Your foresight will

  • Equip the next generation of leaders with rigorous knowledge about the Mediterranean societies and cultures.

  • Support innovative and interdisciplinary research.

  • Deepen our academic and public outreach efforts.

  • Enhance our ongoing initiatives on Turkish, Sephardi, and/or Maghrebi Studies.

Giving Opportunities

General Operations / Program Support: Your gift supplements our research and teaching initiatives by bringing visitors from around the world to the campus for academic and public events, including lectures, workshops, conferences and arts events.

Lectureships: Endowed funds support lecturers and the costs associated with their coursework, ensuring a wide range of rich offerings for Stanford students. We are currently seeking funds to endow a Turkish Language & Literature Lectureship at Stanford University.

Professorships: An endowed professorship is the highest academic honor that the university can bestow upon a member of its faculty. The holders of Stanford’s approximately 400 endowed professorships represent the most distinguished scholars in their fields, and the donors of endowed professorships are among the university’s most generous and far-sighted benefactors. We are currently seeking funds to endow a Professorship in Turkish Studies at Stanford University.

Visiting Professorships: Complementing the teaching of the Stanford faculty, scholars and professionals are recruited to teach Stanford students. Endowed funds support these visiting professors and the costs associated with their coursework, ensuring a wide range of rich offerings for students.

Other Projects: Should you like to designate your gift to support other projects (such as an endowed lecture series, fellowships, or language instruction programs), please contact us.

Make a gift

Your gift is tax-deductible under applicable rules. As a Stanford University unit, the Mediterranean Studies Forum qualifies for tax-exempt status under Section 501 (c)(3). It may take the form of an expendable gift, annual pledge, or endowment. Endowment gifts provide naming opportunities for specific programs and may be matched. 

To make a secure credit card payment, please click the Make A Gift button. 
You can also send a check (made out to "Stanford University") to The Mediterranean Studies Forum, Stanford University, Stanford Global Studies Division, 417 Galvez Mall, Encina Hall West, Rm. 212, Stanford, CA 94305-6045.

Thank you for your support of our activities at Stanford University. For further information, please contact our Associate Director Dr. Zack Al-Witri.