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Minerals Research Funding WA

Funding is available to organisations that undertake projects to address a challenge or issue in Western Australia’s minerals industry.

The grant is no longer available

What you get?

Funding is determined on a case-to-case basis.

Who is this for?

Western Australian mineral industry participants.


This program provides funding to industry participants and organisations that undertake projects to address significant challenges inhibiting Western Australia from benefiting from the minerals sector to the fullest possible extent, as identified in the Research Priority Plan.

Activities eligible for support must be minerals research and align with the Research Priority Plan. Minerals research is defined as investigation undertaken in order to acquire new knowledge, or systematic work drawing on existing knowledge, relating to any process, technique, method, design or apparatus to locate, extract, transport or market minerals

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, organisations must:

  • meet the co-contribution and sponsoring requirements as specified in the grant guidelines
  • have no current directors that have been convicted of fraud or declared bankrupt
  • commit to enter into an arrangement regarding intellectual property with other participants and the Minerals¬† Research Institute of Western Australia (MRWIA)
  • comply with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012
  • be financially sustainable.

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Minerals Research Funding.

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