​​​​​​​
You are here: Skip breadcrumbAttorney-General's Department >> Legal system >> Native title >> Native Title Anthropologist Grants Programme

Native Title Anthropologist Grants Programme

The objective of the Native Title Anthropologist Grants Programme, which commenced in 2010, is to increase native title anthropology capacity by supporting native title anthropologists working in the system.

Anthropologists play an important role in the native title system. Native title claimants rely on experienced anthropologists to provide high quality expert connection evidence to support their application. Government and other parties also require anthropologists to assess connection evidence in native title claims.

A key focus of this funding round is to increase capacity by assisting mid to senior level anthropologists to become expert anthropologists.

The current grantees for the Native Title Anthropologist Grants Programme for 2016-17 to 2018-19 are: La Trobe University, James Cook University, Australian National University (Centre for Native Title Anthropology) and Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation. The current grant round is finalised and closed until 2019.

Priority areas

The three priority areas for the programme are:

  • professional development and support for native title anthropologists working in the native title sector, particularly mid to senior level native title anthropologists
  • stronger linkages between academic and applied anthropological work, particularly for mid to senior native title anthropologists
  • supporting mid to senior level native title anthropologists to continue to develop their technical skills through access to higher education courses.

Programme Guidelines

The Programme Guidelines for 2016-2019 are available below:

Previous recipients

Information on previous recipients is available below: