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Office of Institutional Research & Sponsored Programs

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Purpose Statement:  The Sponsored Programs Office provides guidance in seeking potential funding sources to meet the needs of the College in alignment with the College’s Strategic Plan or Mission: Through Education, Northwest Indian College Promotes Self-Determination and Knowledge.

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is responsible for submitting grant applications and accepting grant awards on behalf of Northwest Indian College.  All awards must be made to Northwest Indian College, not to individuals.  OSP works with faculty and staff who are encouraged to seek grants that support the College’s Strategic Plan and/or Mission Statement.  Funds can be sought from public and private agencies, foundations, corporations and individuals.  Institutional Assessment and Planning is key in determining if it is necessary and/or appropriate to seek external funds for research or sponsored programs.

Institutional and tribal community data

Institutional and tribal community data do not necessarily indicate student learning, but do reflect the overall condition and effectiveness of the college.  These data include, for example, retention, graduation, enrollment, and transfer trends in the reports listed to the right.

authorization to pursue funding

Every proposal submitted for external funding to any agency or organization must receive administrative approval by the College before it is submitted.

Employees that have evidence-based need for funding, in alignment with the current Strategic Plan, Core Themes and/or Mission Statement must submit an Authorization to Pursue (A2P) form via:

Authorization to Pursue Funding – Submit to


SurveyMonkey A2P – Notify to retrieve A2P

Be sure to save your A2P form using the following format:

     A2P-FunderName-ProjectName-DueDate (i.e., A2P-NSF-Student Scholarships_3_15_2022)

A2Ps should be submitted as soon as possible or a minimum of two (2) weeks prior to the agency application due date. Administrative approval comes from the employee’s supervisor, with final review and approval from the College president. Technical assistance with writing grant proposals is available upon request.  Note: request for technical assistance should be made as early as possible.


Carmen J. Bland, Director of Institutional Effectiveness/AOR, (360) 392-4285,

Wendy Swedelius, Grants Accountant, (360) 392-4209,

Renee Roman Nose, Grants Coordinator,

Debbi Mele Mai, Research and Sponsored Programs Coordinator/AOR, (360) 392-4234,

All Sponsored Programs related documents (grants, sub-awards, etc.) should be shared with:


IPEDS Report 2019


Department Contacts

Carmen Bland

Institutional Effectiveness Director/AOR

Location: Bldg 17 – Center for Student Success
Work Phone: (360) 392-4285


Additional Information

Types of Grants


Student Life

NWIC students are encouraged to engage and integrate into the life of the institution. Students are offered opportunities to participate in enrichment activities through Student Affairs, student government, and residence life.

Financial Aid

Northwest Indian College administers a broad range of financial aid, scholarships, and work-study programs for students who can demonstrate financial need.

NWIC Extended Campus Locations

Northwest Indian College‘s main campus is located at the Lummi Nation. The College also has six full service extended campus sites located at Muckleshoot, Nez Perce, Nisqually, Port Gamble S’Klallam, Swinomish, and Tulalip. Please use the location links to view details for each extended campus site.

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