GEA and CEM International are pleased to announce the establishment of The Ian Reynolds Gaseous Fuels Industry Scholarship in memory of the late Ian F Reynolds AM, founder and former chairman of CEM International.
Ian was passionate about safety and was made a member of the Order of Australia in 1996 for services to the LPG industry, ‘through the development and implementation of safety standards’. He was a life member of GEA and served on its Board of Directors and its Safety Standards and Technical Committee. It is a fitting tribute to Ian’s desire for a safe industry and a way to ensure that excellence and innovation within the industry is encouraged.
The Scholarship was officially launched by GEA Board of Directors Chairman, Andrew Bills, and GEA Treasurer and CEM International Executive Chairman, Tony Say, on 18 May 2018 at the GEA National Forum on the Gold Coast. Applications are now open.
In memory of Ian, CEM International has generously agreed to fund this new annual scholarship to the value of $10,000 for the benefit of one or more candidates.
This scholarship will fund applicants who demonstrate their chosen study, research or professional development will contribute to advancement of the downstream gaseous fuels industry, and specifically:
- contribute to the personal and professional development of individuals in the field of gaseous fuels and related fields, especially in relation to safety and encouraging pursuit in their chosen field of expertise; and
- promote research and innovation in their chosen field.
To be eligible to apply, applicants must be employed by a GEA member company and their submissions must focus on any of the downstream gaseous fuels under the remit of GEA, (ie LPG, LNG or CNG). The nature of activities for inclusion has been purposefully kept broad to provide a range of opportunities for those considering applying. Candidates can submit applications using formal post-graduate study, other study, visits, reports, lectures and publications as part of their scholarship submission.
Applications are open until 31 July 2018. A specially convened selection panel will review all applications, with the successful candidate or candidates to be advised in mid-August 2018.
Successful applicants will have the opportunity to share their experiences at a later GEA event such as the National Forum or AGM.
For further information on how to apply, please visit: http://gasenergyaustralia.asn.au/industry-scholarship/