THE T.J EFFENEY AWARD
In honour of the late Terry Effeney (one of the Australian energy industry’s greatest contributors), API along with The Effeney Family, Ergon Energy & Energex (as part of the Energy Queensland Group), have created the T.J Effeney Award.
This Award was created to support one of Terry's great passions which was to support the next generation. This annual award (providing a stipend of up to $20,000) will allow succesful applicants (API Bursary Holders) to undertake a project or program of study in the Energy Sector either domestically or internationally to further their professional career development.
2018 RECIPIENT - JACK BRYANT
Based on a very strong proposal, the selection committee was very impressed and came to an unanimous decision to grant the 2018 Award to Mr Jack Bryant. Jack Bryant will conduct work alongside a Vennema Professor of Engineering at the University of Michigan (USA) while undertaking short-term placements within local industry to allow him to further develop a broad range of professional and personal skills/qualities over a 16-week period. After Jack's USA expereince, Jack plans to disseminate issues, challenges, learnings/recommendations and open questions resulting from the work detailed above to power systems experts in China/Hong Kong, at the University of Hong Kong and Southeast University, Nanjing, China on the return leg of the journey from the US. Very impressive trip!
We look forward to following Jack's experience while abroad and sharing updates.
2019 AWARD APPLICATION PROCESS:
Existing API Bursary Holders within their final 2 years of study are to submit a 2-4 page proposal (via the portal linked here) outlining the training program they wish to undertake including travel costs (overseas or nationally). The proposal must include detailed explanation of the initiative/s that are proposed in order to enhance professional development.An example of the 2018 successful application can be referenced here.
APPLICATION CLOSE DATE: FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2019.
AWARD JUDGING CRITERIA:
The award selection criteria (based on the values and strengths Terry displayed during his career) are;
- How the proposal will broaden the students knowledge and skills in the energy sector
- How the proposal will increase the personal network of contacts for the student
- How the student plans to share the knowledge gained from the award with other students and the broader API Bursary cohort.
If you have any questions, contact API Chief Executive (Mike Griffin).