MRIWA is committed to working with industry representatives, the research community and government organisations to meet the challenges facing the State’s minerals industry in order to support economic and social benefit for Western Australia.
In 2020 MRIWA formed the MRIWA College, drawing together a broad cross-section of academic and industry subject matter experts with specific knowledge and experience relevant to one or more of the program areas in the MRIWA Research Priority Plan.
We work closely with the MRIWA College to inform the identification and prioritisation of research opportunities and to assist in the assessment of research grant applications, through participation of College members in Grant Assessment Panels.
A Grant Assessment Panel is an advisory committee, convened by MRIWA, which assesses and recommends applications to the MRIWA Board for funding. These panels are constituted on an as-needed basis to review research grant applications received by MRIWA, and include core members and relevant subject matter experts drawn from the MRIWA College.
The role and responsibilities of the MRIWA College members are outlined in the MRIWA College and Grant Assessment Panel Terms of Reference All members of the MRIWA College are appointed by the Board. Appointment to the MRIWA College is on personal merit, not affiliation, with consideration given to age, cultural and gender diversity.