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Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia (MRIWA) Odwyn Jones Honours Scholarship

Emeritus Professor Ifan Odwyn Jones AO served as the Principal and Director of WA's School of Mines and Dean of Mining and Mineral Technology at Curtin University of Technology. He held the position of the Chair of the Minerals Research Advisory Committee of the Minerals and Energy Research Institute of Western Australia from 1999 -2013. 

Professor Jones advocated tirelessly for strong mining education programs and engagement of students with the mining industry. 

The Odwyn Jones Research Awards Program seeks to honour his enormous contribution to the development of fundamental understanding and innovative technologies enabling the long term future of the minerals industries in Western Australia.

Payment type
Semester Instalments
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Per annum
Basis of award
Academic Achievement
  • The applicant must be an undergraduate student enrolled full time at the time of application with Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University or the University of Western Australia.
  • The applicant must be enrolled to undertake a final year Honours research project in the year of the application.
  • The research project must contribute a minimum of [25%] of the academic load for the final year of study.
  • The student's Honours research project must align with the MRIWA objectives and be within the scope of the MRIWA Research Priority Plan (
  • Scholarships are only available to students commencing their honours at the beginning of the academic year.
Study area
Civil and Resource Engineering, Earth and Environment, Mathematics and Statistics, Agriculture and Resource Economics, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Earth Sciences, Engineering Science, Geology, Oil and Gas Engineering, Power and Control Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Chemical and Process Engineering, Mining Engineering, Exploration Geoscience, Geoscience, Ore Deposit Geology, Engineering, Mathematics, Engineering technology
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