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Scholarship applications closed 30 September 2022

MRIWA provides competitive scholarships to support exceptional candidates pursuing postgraduate research relevant to the minerals industry in Western Australia.

The benefits of a MRIWA scholarship include:

  • Generous stipend support of up to $36,057 per annum for up to three years of study (with the potential for extension); and
  • 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 supported in accessing relevant mentoring and networking opportunities with leading innovators operating in the minerals industry.

Scholarships available

MRIWA will offer a minimum of three competitive scholarships for students undertaking postgraduate research study commencing in 2023.

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:

  • Improving the discovery rate of economic mineral resources;
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the mining industry;
  • Strategic and critical mineral commodities;
  • Lowering the carbon footprint of steel production;
  • Alternative uses of mine tailings and waste;
  • Reducing the environmental impact of mining;
  • Direct capture of greenhouse gases through mineral carbonation.

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

Applications for scholarships for study commencing in 2023 close 30 September 2022.

MRIWA Odwyn Jones PhD Scholarship

Open to all applicants, domestic and international.

MRIWA PhD Scholarship for Women

Open to women applicants only, domestic and international.

MRIWA Indigenous Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants only.

More information

For further information see the frequently asked questions.

For all scholarship-related queries please contact MRIWA on 08 6180 4344 or via email at

Submit your complete application to

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Page was last reviewed 23 November 2022

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