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My internship with NTSV allowed me to I understand the depth and complexity of native title; how it’s difficult, frustrating and questionable at times, yet how it can still be important, inspiring and an amazing undertaking. I hope to continue my career in this direction, thanks to the wonderful staff and their high expectations of me at NTSV.

Hannah Neumayer,
placed at Native Title Services Victoria Ltd (NTSV)

NTRB scholarships

Aurora administers two NTRB scholarship programs aimed at attracting and retaining lawyers and research staff including anthropologists and historians to work in native title.

After identifying problems with the recruitment and retention of lawyers to the native title system and in particular to NTRBs, recommendations to government supported a scholarship program along with training and other support.

Initially support for the scholarship program was provided by Rio Tinto and, in 2008,

Aurora's NTRB training and professional development programs are funded by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) (formerly FaHCSIA) provided additional funding for the program now known as the Australian Government - Rio Tinto NTRB Scholarship program.

In 2010, Aurora's NTRB training and professional development programs are funded by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) (formerly FaHCSIA) provided funding for the Native Title Research Scholarship program, to encourage anthropologists and historians to work at NTRBs.

About the Australian Government-Rio Tinto NTRB Scholarship

Each year two postgraduate scholarships are available leading to a Master of Laws (LLM) in Mineral Law and Policy at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) at the University of Dundee, Scotland.
 

About the Native Title Research Scholarships

Native Title Research Scholarships are available to undertake post-graduate study at a Masters or PhD level, in a field relating to native title and focusing on anthropology, history and/or Indigenous cultural heritage.