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.

The Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia Act 2013 repeals the Minerals and Energy Research Act 1987 thereby abolishing the Minerals and Energy Research Institute of Western Australia (MERIWA).

News and Events

CRC ORE
5 Feb

Congratulations to Sabina Shugg

Ms Sabina Shugg has just been announced as the Director of CRC ORE's new Kalgoorlie-Boulder Mining Innovation Hub. Ms Shugg was recently appointed to MRIWA Theme Committee for Productivity and we are very pleased that her expertise is available to the Board in their assessment of Research Grant applications. More on ...

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31 Jan

Free Tech Talk - Register now for CRCSI's Spatial factors to enable the digital mine

Please register by emailing mail@mriwa.wa.gov.au.

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