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
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Terms of reference
Download PDF | 171 KB

Submit application

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Dates for 2018 applications to be confirmed