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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9 Oct

One step closer to WA's lithium valley

Congratulations to the bid team in making it through to the next round! The next stage of assessment invites the Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (FBICRC) to submit a full written business case by November 26, 2018. The Western Australian-led, national consortium of industry, universities and ...

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11 Sep

Still time to apply for this year's MRIWA PhD Scholarship round

This year's scholarship round is due to close 31 October - see https://www.mriwa.wa.gov.au/scholarships/phd-scholarship-program/ for how to apply.

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