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2012 AISC Milek Fellowship Call for Proposals

June 26, 2012 from American Institute of Steel Construction

(Chicago, IL) – Proposals are now being accepted for AISC’s 2012 Milek Fellowship, which is a four-year, $30,000-per-year award for promising university faculty members to conduct structural steel research. The winning faculty member will be recognized in various industry publications and other venues, and will receive free registration at NASCC: The Steel Conference for four consecutive years following their selection as AISC Milek Fellow.

The Milek Fellowship program is designed to contribute to the research careers of young faculty who teach and conduct research investigations related to structural steel, while producing research results beneficial to designers, fabricators, and erectors of structural steel.

Proposals will be accepted until September 15, 2012, and require specific application information including:

  • Application name, affiliation, mailing address, telephone and email address
  • Description of the research to be conducted
  • Discussion of the relevance and usefulness of the research to structural steel construction (design, detailing, fabrication, installation, maintenance, renovation, materials, management, protection from corrosion etc.)

The award winner is to use the fellowship to support students with high potential to be valuable contributors to the U.S. structural steel design and construction industry. Funds are provided to conduct research that meets the long-terms needs of the structural steel industry; assist in leveraging additional outside funds for fellowship-related research; and develop graduate students for academic and design careers in the structural steel industry.

The selected faculty fellow should strive to fund a doctoral candidate each year with at least half of the yearly fellowship funds, and the chosen students will be named AISC Graduate Fellows and featured in Modern Steel Construction magazine.

The award is named after William A. Milek, former AISC vice president of engineering and research, to recognize his invaluable contributions to AISC and the structural steel industry.

For complete information about the Milek Fellowship program, past faculty fellows, and the full proposal requirements and application, visit www.aisc.org/facultyfellowship.


For more information contact:

Tasha Weiss
Communications Department
(312) 670-5439
[email protected]  


American Institute of Steel Construction
The American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, and market development. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information. 

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