2017 AISC Milek Fellowship Call for Proposals

The 2016 Milek Fellowship was awarded to Spencer Quiel (right), P.E., Ph.D., assistant professor at Lehigh University, for his project on performance-based design of passive fire protection for floor systems in steel-framed buildings. (Photo: Lehigh University) 

University faculty are invited to apply for the 2017 AISC Milek Fellowship, a four-year fellowship awarding $50,000 per year (for a total of $200,000) to a promising university faculty member to conduct structural steel research. In addition, the awarded faculty member will be recognized in MSC and receive complimentary registration to NASCC: The Steel Conference for the four years following their selection as a Milek Fellow.

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. It is intended to contribute to the research careers of young faculty who teach and conduct research investigations in the U.S. related to structural steel, while producing research results beneficial to designers, fabricators and erectors of structural steel. It also supports students with a 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 also will be featured in MSC.

Proposals will be accepted until September 15, 2016. For information on submitting a proposal, please visit