The Policy and Project Team is a key component of the FNP. It connects research, policy, knowledge and practice to drive effective and sustainable outcomes for Indigenous Australians and partners with First Nations communities to support and inform the choices that best reflect their journey to self-determination and self-governance. The team works closely with academics across the University, managing core partnerships with Colleges, Schools and Centres. The team collaborates with First Nations communities and researchers to co-create and design the scope of projects, to develop research agreements with participating communities, to provide project administration and funding management, and to facilitate the implementation of projects. The team is primarily responsible for identifying and driving strategic projects that have significant impacts and direct benefits for First Nations communities and peoples.