Department of State Development

The Mining Industry Participation Office (MIPO) Advisory Council has a key role in recommending projects for Centre of Excellence funding.

How to get involved

If you believe you have a new idea or project that is relevant to the Mining and Petroleum Centre of Excellence objectives, contact us.

Projects will be assessed against the following selection criteria:

  • Build on existing SA comparative advantage, either in terms of research, industry or natural endowments
  • Have industry funding or in-kind support
  • Have material impact and be identified as priority for industry
  • Solve problems which industry can't solve itself, for reasons such as incomplete or asymmetrical information or common resource problems
  • Have multiple partners and require a collaborative approach
  • Be publicly reportable.

For more information see the current projects

Download documents to apply

Application form
Download DOCX | 86 KB
Terms of reference
Download PDF | 171 KB

Submit application

Email the application to DSD.CentreofExcellence@sa.gov.au


Dates for applications, proposed MIPO Advisory Council meetings and advice of decision for 2017 are:

Application due        

MIPO Advisory Council meeting

Advice of decision

8 March 2017 22 March 2017 6 April 2017
23 May 2017 6 June 2017 22 June 2017
30 August 2017 13 September 2017 28 September 2017
7 November 2017 21 November 2017 7 December 2017