The Western Australian Government has launched a new scholarship to support the development of research champions and industry thought-leaders from the Aboriginal community.
Delivered through the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia (MRIWA), the award is available for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students undertaking research relevant to the minerals industry in Western Australia.
The awardee will receive a generous stipend and financial support package valued at up to $40,360 per annum to support studies at any Western Australian university.
They’ll also have access to professional and communication skills training, industry and academic networking opportunities, and mentoring and career development support.
The new scholarship complements MRIWA’s existing PhD Scholarships, which include the Odwyn Jones PhD Scholarship and PhD Scholarship for Women.
Mines and Petroleum Minister, Bill Johnston, said it promotes diversity and recognises the important contribution Traditional Owners play in the development of Western Australia’s mining industry.
“The WA Government is very pleased to support a variety of people, including women and migrants, with MRIWA’s scholarship program currently supporting 12 PhD students,” Minister Johnston said.
“Upskilling graduates boosts their chances of working in a leadership role in the mining sector. I encourage all eligible candidates to consider applying for this opportunity.”
Applications close Thursday 30 September 2021. For more information, visit www.mriwa.wa.gov.au/research-funding/education-program/phd-scholarships/