About Us

The Minerals and Energy Research Institute of Western Australia is a statutory body established by the Western Australian Government Minerals and Energy Research Act 1987 to encourage development of the minerals and energy industries within the State.

MRIWA’s objective is to foster and promote minerals research by granting funds for research needed by the State’s minerals industry to ensure it remains an engine of economic growth.

MRIWA will invest State Government funds in research projects that are designed to develop solutions for opportunities and challenges that face the State’s multi-billion mineral resources industry.

MRIWA invests through competitive grants made to research organisations (within Australia and abroad), that leverage multi-partner co-funding from industry and/or other government sources.

MRIWA also awards scholarships annually for post-graduate research.