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2015 AISC Milek Fellowship Call for Proposals Now Open

May 15, 2014 from American Institute of Steel Construction

(Chicago, IL) – University faculty are invited to apply for AISC’s 2015 Milek Fellowship, given to a promising university faculty member to conduct structural steel research. The award amount has been increased to a four-year, $50,000-per-year award for a total of $200,000. The awarded faculty member will also be recognized in industry publications and receive free registration to NASCC: The Steel Conference for the four years following their selection as an 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.

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

The selected faculty fellow is required to fund at least one doctoral candidate during the Fellowship. The chosen student(s) will be named AISC Graduate Fellows and featured in Modern Steel Construction magazine.

Proposals will be accepted until September 15, 2014. Required application information includes:

  • Candidate’s 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 is named after William A. Milek, former AISC vice president of engineering and research, in recognition of his invaluable contributions to AISC and the structural steel industry.

For complete information about the Milek Fellowship program, past faculty fellows, AISC research interests 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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