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

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10 Oct

Stories of Our Scholars: Dr Carl Brauhart

Dr Carl Brauhart is an exploration geologist with over 25 years’ experience in gold and base-metal exploration. Carl received a supplementary scholarship in for his PhD in 1996, back when MRIWA was formerly known as MERIWA. His PhD study was on regional hydrothermal alteration at the Panorama VMS District in the ...

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26 Sep

Release of our 2018-19 Annual Report

The Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia Annual Report 2018-19 was tabled in Parliament on 25 September 2019. This latest edition of the MRIWA Annual Report celebrates the achievements of the institute to date, as well as the positive impact of past, present and future projects. It serves as a valuable ...

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