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Step 1: Generate Your Ideas

Northern’s Grants Office collaborates with staff and faculty in seeking sponsored project funding. Responsibilities and Services of the Grants Office include:

  • Generating proposals and supporting documents in response to federal, state, and private funding solicitations
  • Generating revenue for Northern New Mexico College through timely submissions of well-researched, well written and well-documented grant/fund-raising proposals
  • Identifying grant/fund-raising possibilities that address the mission of the College and that of individual academic departments
  • Developing and maintaining specialized databases and systems for recording and tracking grant proposals, awards, and related statistical information; create and distribute standard and special reports, studies, summaries, and analyses, as required.
  • Providing advice and guidance to researchers on the application of grant funding policies, regulations, and procedures; facilitate and support the research and identification of funding opportunities on behalf of investigators, as appropriate.
  • Engaging with program officers at organizations to solicit invitations to submit proposals
  • Engaging the College’s staff and faculty for the purposes of writing proposals that represent collaborative expertise and input
  • Participating in the generation of intermediate and annual performance reports to the federal government, corporate foundations and other funders.


  • Develop your preliminary idea
  • Assess you idea's potential for success
  • Identify potential partners


Northern offers over 50 bachelor's, associate and certificate programs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math); Nursing and Health Sciences; Liberal Arts and Humanities; Arts, Film & Media; Business Administration; Teacher Education and Technical Trades.
Northern New Mexico College is the most affordable 4-year college in the Southwestern US. Choose us for our value, our quality degree and continuing education programs in diverse areas of study, and our experienced faculty. We provide students with unique opportunities for academic, personal, and professional growth, small class sizes, personalized attention, and strong hands-on experiences from day one.
The Northern Foundation remains committed to stimulate leadership, promote equity, and grow resources and philanthropy in the Española Valley and surrounding rural areas. Over the past twenty years, we have granted $1.3 million to support over 1,250 NNMC students.