The Oscar Broneer Fellowship was established with the goal of encouraging young Classical scholars
to draw from materials in both Greece and Italy, and in doing so, to become familiar with the culture
of both countries. The host institution for the Fellowship switches each year between the
American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) and the American Academy in Rome (AAR).
The Fellowhship was named for Oscar Theodore Broneer (1894 – 1992), best known as
an architectural historian of ancient Greece as well as a field archaeologist and University of Chicago professor.
He was primarily known for having discovered the Sanctuary of Poseidon in Isthmia.