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 its 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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16 Aug

Prof Melinda Hodkiewicz presents our next Tech Talk

Our next Tech Talk will be held on Friday 16 August at Mineral House and presented by Prof Melinda Hodkiewicz on Transforming Maintenance through Data Science: Maintenance in an Industry 4.0 world. Maintenance management practices which underpin the A$205 billion/year of export earnings from Australia’s resources ...

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19 Jun

Proposed Revised Research Priority Plan Consultation

MRIWA is proposing to revise its research priority plan and is inviting written submissions on the revised plan, located here. The Research Priority Plan describes the medium to long term knowledge and technology needs of the State’s minerals industry to ensure it can deliver an economic and social benefit for Western ...

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