The Dover Fund, set up in honour of Sir Kenneth Dover, is administered by the Hellenic Society. Its purposes are:
- to further the study of the history of the Greek language in any period from the Bronze Age to the 15th century AD, and
- to further the edition and exegesis of Greek texts, including papyri and inscriptions, from any period within those same limits.
Grants from this Fund will be made for such purposes as visits to libraries, museums and sites. For instance, support may be offered to graduate students or young scholars outside the London area to enable them to take advantage of the excellent facilities of the Joint Library of the Hellenic and Roman Societies and the Institute of Classical Studies Library. The purpose of such support is to assist with travel, accommodation and subsistence costs, normally for up to a week. The sums awarded will vary according to the needs of the applicant, but most grants will be in the range £50–£400; larger grants may be made from time to time at the discretion of the committee.