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All potential applicants are encouraged to discuss their proposal with the MRIWA Research Portfolio Managers prior to commencing development of an application.

Before you apply

If you have an idea for a project which addresses a challenge or issue in Western Australia’s minerals industry, we encourage you to read through the information below to ensure the proposed topic aligns with MRIWA’s policies and objectives.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the current MRIWA Research Priority Plan prior to commencing an application.

Read the MRIWA policies and guidelines

Want to apply?

If you would like to submit an application, the next step is to contact us.

Submitting an application

All applications must be made on the appropriate application form and emailed to rpm@mriwa.wa.gov.au.

MRIWA has no fixed dates for submission of applications; however a lead time of at least two months is typically required for the MRIWA review process before the Application is presented to the Board.

Board meeting dates for 2021

15 February 2021 (Applications not considered)

16 August 2021

17 May 2021

15 November 2021

Assessment and funding decisions

Applications will be assessed by a Grant Assessment Panel. The Panel assesses all eligible applications against merit criteria and makes a recommendation to the MRIWA Board.

The lead investigator and representatives from participating organisations may be invited to attend a Panel meeting to present on their project and respond to questions from the Panel members. Applicants may also be required to provide written clarification on matters pertaining to the application.

Funding decisions are usually made by the MRIWA Board within three months of the application being submitted to MRIWA.

Funding agreement

All approved projects will require a multi-party funding agreement which must be executed between the respective parties before any payment of funds.

Potential applicants are encouraged to review the terms of MRIWA’s Conditions of Grant and provide a copy to all participating organisations. Advance familiarisation with the form of the contract can expedite negotiation if the application is approved by the MRIWA Board. Please contact MRIWA for a pro forma of the Conditions of Grant.

Download the application form

Page was last reviewed 18 August 2021

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