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Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia (MRIWA) Postgraduate Scholarships

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.

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

The MRIWA Scholarships provide an annual stipend for up to three years with the possibility for a six month extension.  Further information about the activities of the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia and its scholarships program can be obtained by visiting the website .

Any applicant for the MRIWA's Postgraduate Scholarship must have submitted an Expression of Interest to MRIWA at any time before the closing date. The EOI is to include your name, your graduating university, a short description of your proposed research topic (maximum one page), two references and the name of your intended supervisor and institution.

There are two types of scholarships available:

  • Odwyn Jones Scholarship
  • MRIWA Research Scholarship (open to women applicants only)

Available in the International Scholarships Round 1 2020

Payment type
Fortnightly Stipend
Value unit
Per annum
Basis of award
Academic Achievement

Please see conditions.Note:  All applicants for MRIWA scholarships will only be considered if they have submitted, prior to the close of university applications, an Expression of Interest to the MRIWA website. Applicants must have received and offer of a place before applying to MRIWA.

The EOI must include:  a short summary of the proposed research, which must fit within the guidelines of the MRIWA research priority plan and the name of your proposed research supervisor

Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, New Zealand Citizen, International
Study area
Earth and Environment, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Geology, Exploration Geoscience, Geoscience, Engineering, Mathematics
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Applications open
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University of Western Australia
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