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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11 May

Free Tech Talks - Special Data Science Week Event

As part of Data Science Week, MRIWA will be holding 2 Tech Talks at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre. Register your place here.

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7 May

WA Government commits $6 million to the Bid for the NEI CRC

The Hon. Mark McGowan MLA, Premier; Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade and the Hon. Bill Johnston MLA Minister for Mines and Petroleum have announced that the Western Australian Government has committed $5.5 million to the Bid for the NEI CRC. Premier McGowan said: “The State Government will continue to ...

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