HawksNest - Crowdfunding to the Power of M

HawksNest is a crowdfunding site that allows alumni, family, and friends of the university to directly support the research and scholarship of Miami University students, faculty, and staff.

It works like this:

  • Miami University students, faculty, and staff complete an online application to have their 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, the 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.

Learn more

For project proposers/owners

Project review criteria

Tips for successful crowdfunding campaigns


For donors


Get started

Create a HawksNest account