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MRIWA provides competitive scholarship awards to support exceptional candidates pursuing post-graduate studies relevant to the minerals industry at universities in Western Australia.

The benefits of a MRIWA scholarship include:

  • Generous stipend support of up to $35,315 per annum for up to three years of study (with the potential for extension)
  • Additional support for research and other expenses linked to your studies

Scholarship recipients are also invited to participate in tailored training and professional development activities, and provided mentoring and networking opportunities with leading innovators operating in the minerals industry.

Scholarships available

MRIWA offers a minimum two competitive PhD scholarships annually.

Our scholarships can be held at any university in Western Australia, and are awarded to support research affecting any eligible aspect of Western Australia’s minerals industry, including:

  • Exploration for mineral resources
  • Mining engineering
  • Mineral processing
  • Mineral market strategy and forecasting
  • Environmental remediation and rehabilitation of mine sites

Applications will be assessed against criteria of academic and research excellence, and the quality of a detailed expression of interest submitted by the applicant.

MRIWA is not currently accepting applications.

A new MRIWA scholarship round for study commencing in 2022 will open on the 1st of June 2021.

MRIWA Odwyn Jones PhD scholarship

Open to all applicants, domestic and international

MRIWA PhD scholarship for women

Open to female applicants only, domestic and international

For all scholarship-related queries and further information please contact MRIWA on 08 6180 4344 or via email at scholarships@mriwa.wa.gov.au

Page was last reviewed 30 March 2021

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