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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6 Jun

New Director joins MRIWA Board

MRIWA is delighted to welcome Mr David Rose to the MRIWA Board. David is a Director with KPMG and has 35 years of diverse experience in the mining industry. He has worked in the base metals, coal, diamonds and iron ore industries in both open pit and underground operations. David has held a number of senior executive ...

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7 Jun

New name for NEI CRC - "Future Battery Industries CRC"

Preparing Stage 1 of the Bid for what has been known as the New Energy Industry CRC is in full swing. A priority is securing the necessary cash co-investments – we are making good progress to achieve our target of $25 million. The Steering Committee, after consultation with the stakeholders in the Bid, has decided that ...

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