Applications now open for Native Title Anthropologist Grants Program

Applications are now open for funding to support anthropologists interested in native title work.

Applications are now open for funding to support anthropologists interested in native title work.

The Native Title Anthropologist Grants Program is designed to train and support anthropologists working in the native title system.

"Anthropologists play an integral part of the native title claims system by identifying Indigenous connection to land," Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus said.

"A shortage of anthropologists leads to a delay in the resolution of claims, and this government is determined to deliver faster and better outcomes from the native title system."

The 2013-14 application round reflects recent changes to the Program Guidelines, following an internal review.

"The changes to the Native Title Anthropologist Grants Program provide greater flexibility for recipients in the administration of grants, including the option for multi-year grants," Mr Dreyfus said.

"The program supports the Commonwealth's native title strategy and Closing the Gap agenda by focusing on faster and more efficient native title claim resolutions."

The program targets three priority areas of need:

  • Training and development for anthropologists to smooth the transition from study to native title field work
  • Professional development and support for anthropologists working in the native title sector
  • Forging stronger links between academic and applied anthropological work.

"The Government is committed to promoting the efficient resolution of native title claims with a focus on providing sustainable outcomes for native title holders and traditional owners," Mr Dreyfus said.

"I encourage all eligible applicants to apply for the grants program in order to promote the professional development and support of anthropologists working in the native title system."

The closing date for applications is 19 April 2013 at 5:00pm.

Further information on the grants is available at www.ag.gov.au