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

17 Apr

New $215 million Mineral Exploration Cooperative Research Centre approved by the Federal Government

Australia’s mining industry has received a much-needed boost with the establishment of a $215 million research organisation aimed at developing technologies to increase the discovery of new mineral deposits. The Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation Zed Seselja and Minister for Resources and Northern ...

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13 Apr

MRIWA and the New Energy Industry CRC

MRIWA is proud to be a partner in the bid deveopment of the Cooperative Research Centre For New Energy Industry (CRC NEI). Vision: To position Australia as a globally strategic provider for the New Energy Industry value chain, and transform the energy sector by leveraging our new energy material resources and ...

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