(L to R) Berwyn Collings, Dr Margaret Harding (UNSW Pro Vice Chancellor, Research) Dr Cathy Foley (Chief, CSIRO MSE), Joanne Collings, Jenny Bott (CEO UNSW Foundation) Tony Farmer (CSIRO), Dr Allan Hahn (Chief Scientist AIS)
Dr Tony Collings Memorial PhD Scholarship
The Gift Protocol for the Dr Tony Collings Memorial PhD Scholarship was signed at a ceremony in the Sam Cracknell Pavilion on Monday 9th May, attended by representatives of the CSIRO, AIS, UNSW and the Collings family.
Dr. Tony Collings passed away on the 11th January 2010. Dr. Collings was an alumnus of the University, and a valuable contributor to sport at UNSW and an advocate for Australian University sport. He was awarded a Blue in Boxing as well as being a high level athlete in athletics and rugby. Following his playing days, Tony continued his involvement with UNSW on the Lexcen and Blues Committees. He was also a two-time Chef de Mission of the Australian Team for the World University Games.
At the time of his death, he was a valued staff member of the CSIRO Division of Materials Science and Engineering (CMSE) and held a position on the CSIRO/Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Steering Committee. It is the staff of CMSE, the members of the CSIRO/AIS Steering Committee and others he touched who wished to create a named legacy in perpetuity.
UNSW acknowledges the major gifts of $150,000 by the CSIRO and $50,000 by the Australian Institute of Sport made in 2010 to establish the Scholarship.
The purpose of the Gifts is to award a perpetual (three year) PhD Scholarship to a student from any faculty within a discipline aligned to the research interests of the CSIRO and the AIS in developing and exploiting sports science and technology for national sporting success.
The PhD Scholarship will normally have a minimum value of $10,000 per annum for a maximum of three (3) years.