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MRIWA - Postgraduate Scholarships

Key details

$30,000 per annum
Length of Support
3 years
Number Offered

About this scholarship

“The Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia is a statutory body established by the Western Australian Government under the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia Act 2013 to stimulate minerals research to support investment in, and operation of, a globally competitive minerals industry in Western Australia”

The purpose of these scholarships is to support graduate research training in disciplines underpinning the Minerals Industry in Western Australia by enabling students of exceptional research promise to undertake higher degrees by research at universities in Western Australia.  A total of four (4) scholarships will be awarded across the universities in Western Australia.

The scholarships are typically awarded to PhD students enrolled in the Faculties of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics and Science. However, relevant applications will be considered from candidates in other Faculties.

Further information about the activities of the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia can be obtained after visiting the website http://www.mriwa.wa.gov.au/

Student type

  • Future Students


  • Curtin Business School
  • Health Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Science & Engineering

Course type

  • Postgraduate Research


Non-gender specific


  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • International students
  • New Zealand Citizen

Scholarship base

  • Merit Based

Maximum number awarded



1 Directors PhD scholarship @ no less than $40,000 in one of 3 fields:

  •  In Situ Leaching or Data Analytics
  •  or Scale up from Bench to Production

2 PhD research scholarships@ no less than $30,000 annually

  • Odwyn Jones PhD Scholarship
  • MRIWA PhD scholarship open to Women only

Eligible courses

Business, Engineering (all disciplines), Earth and Environment, Mathematics and Statistics, Agriculture and Resource Economics,  Chemistry,  Earth Sciences, Engineering Science, Geology, Exploration Geoscience, Geoscience, Ore Deposit Geology, Mathematics and Engineering technology relating to minerals research.

Eligibility criteria

Status: Closed
Applications open: CLOSED
Applications close: CLOSED


Eligible Degrees
  • Masters (Research)
  • Female
  • Male
Eligible Study Fields
Business & Management
Engineering & Mathematics
Medical & Health Sciences