The University of Washington is a member of the Newberry Consortium of American Indian Studies (NCAIS). The University's membership in the twenty-member consortium, which is coordinated by the D'Arcy McNickle Center at Chicago's Newberry Library, allows UW graduate students and faculty working in the field of American Indian or Indigenous American studies to have opportunities to participate in consortium-sponsored conferences, workshops, and summer institutes and to apply for a variety of fellowships. Eligibility for these opportunities is not limited to UW faculty or graduate students in an American Indian Studies program. The NCAIS programs and fellowships may also be appropriate for scholars in other disciplines whose primary scholarly focus is on Indigenous people of the Americas.
The current UW liaison to the Newberry Consortium is Professor Sasha Harmon.