2017 PhD Scholarship Program and Application Process
***The 2017 PhD Scholarship round is now closed, thank you to all applicants who submitted their EOI’s***
For all applicants both International and Domestic
3 PhD Research Scholarships are available in projects aligning with MRIWA’s Research Priority Plan
Available for new projects beginning after October 31, 2017 and within 8 months of that date.
- 1 Directors’ PhD Scholarship at no less than $40,000 in one of the following fields:
In-Situ Leaching Data Analytics Scale-up from Bench to Production
- 2 PhD research scholarships at no less than $30,000 annually
- Odwyn Jones Scholarship
- MRIWA Research Scholarship (open to women applicants only)
Please ensure that your EOI clearly states which Scholarship(s) you are applying for.
Applications are made in two parts: Formal application through individual university and EOI sent direct to MRIWA.
The process for enrolment and scholarship is determined by the individual university:
The Expression of Interest to MRIWA should be made as early as possible and no later than October 31, 2017.
At a minimum your EOI should include:
- Which Scholarship(s) (Directors’, Odwyn Jones or MRIWA Research) you wish to be considered for.
- Your full name, residential address, contact telephone number and email
- University Academic Record
- Letters of reference from two (2) academics familiar with your career
- One-page description of research proposal with signed endorsement from your proposed research supervisor, their university and faculty
EOI should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Your application will be deemed and considered as incomplete should you not provide an EOI directly to MRIWA.
Closing dates are dependent on university. Overall closing date for MRIWA is 31 October 2017.
For further information please contact MRIWA on 08 6180 4340 or email email@example.com
2016 Scholarship Presentation Ceremony
Hon Sean L’Estrange, Minister for Mines and Petroleum with the 2016 award winners
MRIWA held its 2016 Annual Scholarships Ceremony at Mineral House on Thursday 7 July.
The achievements of 8 students were recognised with presentations being made by the Honourable Sean L’Estrange, Minister for Mines and Energy.
4 PhD scholarships and 3 Honours research scholarships were awarded as well as a prize presented for the 2015 Best Thesis.
The details of the winners and their projects are listed below:
Minister L’Estrange presenting the 2016 Directors PhD award to Ahmad Saleem
Ahmad Saleem – Winner of the 2016 Directors PhD award – University of Western Australia
Quantifying the role of exploration upside in mineral project evaluations: the missing link in project value determination?
Supervisors: Professors Mark Jessell and Professor Allan Trench.
Eun Joo Choi – PhD award winner – University of Western Australia
Alkaline magmatism as a probe into the architecture of the Archean lithospheric mantle, Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia.
Supervisor: Professor Marco Fiorentini
Rashid Vaneghi – PhD award winner – Curtin University
Progressive damage mechanisms of rocks subjected to cyclic loading.
Supervisor: Professor Benham Ferdosi
Harry Watts – PhD award winner – University of Western Australia
Developing a more benign way to extract rare earths from monazite ore using a sequence of weak organic acids at a moderate pH and room temperature and ore recirculation.
Supervisor: Professor Yee-Kwong Leong
Odwyn Jones Awards:
Wei Han – OJ Award Winner – Curtin University
Haulage simulation for autonomous haulage trucks.
Supervisor: Professor Carla Boehl
Kaarina Recklies – OJ Award Winner – Murdoch University
The effects of clays, dispersants and collectors on the flotation of Au-Cu ores.
Supervisor: Professor Aleks Nikoloski
Thomas Pilote – OJ Award Winner – University of Western Australia
Geochemical and petrological controls on rare earth element mineralization, and phase mobility in the Mukinbudin granitic pegmatites and their associated regolith profiles.
Supervisor: Dr Anthony Kemp