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I had such an amazing time working at KMAC and living in Point Samson, and I am very grateful for all the experience and insight I have gained over the last 5 weeks. It has certainly convinced me to explore working in this field in my future.  

Isabelle Walsh,
placed at Kuruma Marthudunera Aboriginal Corporation (KMAC)

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.