MRIWA Research Grant Information

MRIWA is currently accepting applications on any topic addressing at least one of the program areas and themes defined in the MRIWA Research Priority Plan. 

MRIWA accepts applications from local, national and international organisations with capability and capacity to undertake minerals research. 

MRIWA strongly encourages industry-initiated research projects and projects involving companies from the Western Australian mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector. 

There is no minimum or maximum level of funding which can be applied for, but all applications must include co-investment from the project’s participating organisations.  

Potential applicants are encouraged to engage with MRIWA’s Research Portfolio Managers to discuss the development of their proposals. 


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 MRIWA Research Priority Plan and Grant Guidelines. The Grant Guidelines and MRIWA Financial Leverage of Research Policy can be downloaded from the links below. 

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


Submitting an application 

All applications must be made on the appropriate application form. Details of Sponsor contributions must be confirmed at the time the application is submitted.  

The Application Form and all necessary attachments can be downloaded from the links below. 

The completed application and all required attachments must be emailed to 


Assessment and funding decisions 

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

Applicants 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 require a multi-party funding agreement be executed between the respective parties before any payment of funds.  

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

Please contact MRIWA’s Research Portfolio Managers for a copy of the Conditions of Grant template.