The process of funding your research project may seem daunting, but its rewards can change lives and make the world a better place. We encourage you to pursue every possible avenue to fund your research and are here to guide you through the process every step of the way.
Tools for Student Researchers
Numerous grants, scholarships, and other programs may be explored in our student research funding directory.
GrantForward is a subscription-based source of funding opportunity information for most disciplines. Miami students, faculty, and staff can use GrantForward free of charge.
- Access detailed guides at GrantForward Support.
- Contact CaTia Daniels at our Office of Research and Innovation to obtain a recording of the GrantForward training session.
COVID-19 Research Funding
Researchers studying COVID-19-related topics may be required to submit additional information to federal and private sponsors.
Use the links below to access select federal and private sponsors' special calls or guidance on using existing funding mechanisms for research on COVID-19. You can also search Grants.gov for federal funding for COVID-19-related research programs.
- Chronicle of Philanthropy
- Creative Capital
- Freelance Artist Resource Producing Collective (free resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines)
- Grant Forward
- InfoEd Global (Miami's funding opportunity database, InfoEd Global's SPIN, has also added "Coronavirus/COVID-19" and "COVID-19 Non-Research Resources" as keywords)
- Joan Mitchell Foundation
Miami University maintains several programs dedicated to funding research by our students and faculty, including Cornerstone Grants, regional campus grant programs, Global Initiative opportunities, and Humanities Center faculty support, among others.
Tap Into the HawksNest
HawksNest is a crowdfunding site that allows Miami alumni, family, and friends to directly support the research and scholarship of our students, faculty, and staff. This is how it works:
- Complete an online application to have your project considered for funding.
- An internal review team assesses applications and posts approved projects on HawksNest for a maximum of 45 days.
- Potential donors learn about approved projects by reviewing projects posted on HawksNest and can pledge funds to individual projects.
- Once a funding goal has been met, your project can begin!
- Donors can keep track of their donations and project outcomes on the HawksNest site. Project managers will keep donors up-to-date with information on the project's progress.