Welcome to the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia

The Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia (MRIWA) is a statutory body established by the Western Australian Government under the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia Act 2013 to stimulate minerals research to support investment in, and operation of, a globally competitive minerals industry in Western Australia.

MRIWA’s primary function is to provide and administer funding grants to carry out minerals research.

The Institute collaborates with research and government entities in Australia and overseas.

MRIWA has a scholarships program for PhD candidates where the field of study is relevant to the MRIWA objectives as detailed in it’s Research Priority Plan.

As well as directly supporting minerals research projects, MRIWA funds are available for projects, programs and events that promote public awareness of, and interest in, minerals research, and to support related academic activities.


News and Events

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28 Feb

February Tech Talks

MRIWA is excited to present two Tech Talks on Thursday 28 February. The first presentation is by Dr Jacqui Cooombes on the JORC code. The second presentation is an invitation to participate in the new Mining 4.0 (MI4) CRC bid by Prof Adrian Pearce. Tickets for each presentation are ...

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19 Feb

5th Year Review tabled in Parliament

Last week saw our Minister table our review in the Legislative Assembly.  Read the report here.

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