2016 AISC Milek Fellowship Call for Proposals

The 2015 Milek Fellowship was awarded to Matthew Fadden, Ph.D., of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, for his project on thin composite two-way flooring systems for structural steel frames. 

University faculty are invited to apply for the 2016 AISC Milek Fellowship, a four-year fellowship given to a promising university faculty member to conduct structural steel research. The awarded faculty member will receive $50,000 per year, for a total of $200,000. They 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 intended 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 intent of the award is also 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-term needs of the structural steel industry; to assist in leveraging additional outside funds for fellowship-related research; and to develop graduate students for academic and design careers in the structural steel industry.

The selected faculty fellow is required to fund one doctoral candidate each year with at least half of the yearly fellowship funds. The chosen students will be named AISC Graduate Fellows and featured in MSC.

Proposals will be accepted until September 15, 2015. 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, including the full proposal requirements and application, visit