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

30 Apr

MRIWA joins CRM4EV to address growing electric vehicles market

The State Government, through the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia (MRIWA), has been accepted into one of the International Energy Agency's Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Technology Collaboration programmes. Critical Raw Materials for Electric Vehicles (CRM4EV) aims at providing information on raw ...

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10 Apr

FBI CRC given the green light

The Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (FBI CRC) has been given the green light with Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, the Hon Karen Andrews, announcing the successful bid outcome today. Our State Government is a significant contributor to the FBI CRC committing $5.5 million, ...

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