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Launched at the 2023 Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia (MRIWA) PhD Showcase, Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston has announced the creation of new Mental Awareness, Respect and Safety (MARS) Program PhD Scholarships.

These scholarships will further support a growing hub of leading-edge research in Western Australia working to improve the health, safety and well-being of workers and others in the mining industry. A minimum of four MARS Program PhD Scholarships will be available per annum for the next three years to students studying at any of Western Australia’s universities.

The MARS Program PhD Scholars appointed under this new scheme will have access to the MRIWA Education Program to further support their development as future thought leaders with the skills and passion to tackle the key Western Australian issues covered by the MARS Program focus areas.

Applications for the first round close on Friday 8th December 2023.

For more information on the MARS scholarships, visit:

If you – or somebody you know – is contemplating PhD research in a mental health-related field, check out whether the MARS Program might align with your interests:

Read the full Ministerial Release here:—20231018

Page was last reviewed 18 October 2023

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