The Federal Government has opened applications for funding to support anthologists interested in native title work.


Attorney-General Nicola Roxon said the Native Title Anthropologist Grants Program is designed to attract a new generation of junior anthropologists to native title work, and encourage senior anthropologists to continue to contribute to the native title system.

“The work of anthropologists is a crucial part of the native title system,” Ms Roxon said. 

“A shortage of experienced anthropologists can cause delays in the resolution of claims, and impact on the quality of outcomes.

“Programs like this one help ensure the smooth operation of the native title system and provide more timely results for Indigenous Australians.”

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.

“I encourage all eligible applicants to apply for this grants program to assist with the development and support of anthropologists in the native title system,” Ms Roxon said.

Further information on the grants is available at

Applications close on 30 March 2012.