The Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia’s (MRIWA) vision is for minerals research to advance WA.
To achieve this we have an Impactful Research program where applied research creates capability and delivers economic and social benefit for Western Australia.
RESEARCH PRIORITY PLAN
The Research Priority Plan describes the medium to long term knowledge and technology needs of the State’s minerals industry to ensure it can deliver an economic and social benefit for Western Australia.
More information about Research Priority Plan can be located here.
A significant component of our Impactful Research program is to provide financial assistance for minerals research projects and related purposes for the benefit of the State of Western Australia.
This Plan is used by MRIWA to identify the key areas where investments will be made into high impact research and development. Those seeking to work with MRIWA on our Impactful Research program will need to demonstrate alignment with the priorities outlined in the Plan and how their proposals deliver economic and social benefit for Western Australia.
The Board oversees MRIWA’s activities and is the accountable authority, ultimately determining which research projects receive funding support.
MRIWA is currently in the process of reviewing its research grant assessment processes.
Please contact us for further information on submitting research grant applications.
OUR CURRENT PROJECTS
As at 30 June 2019, MRIWA managed a research portfolio valued at $46.6 million. This comprised of:
- 46 individual research projects valued at $37.7 million;
- $7.1 million invested in 3 Cooperative Research Centres
- $1.7 million invested in 17 PhD scholarships
More information on our research projects can be located here.
OUR COMPLETED PROJECTS
Research reports for our completed projects can be located here.
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