Milek Fellowship Call for Proposals

The 2017 Milek Fellowship was awarded to Patricia M. Clayton (center), PhD, an assistant professor with the University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering’s Ferguson Structural Engineering Laboratory, pictured with AISC Chair James Thompson (left) and AISC President Charlie Carter. She also received an AISC Early Career Faculty Award. (Photo: AISC) 

University faculty are invited to apply for the 2018 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) as well as free registration to NASCC: The Steel Conference for the four years following their selection as an AISC Milek Fellow. They will also be recognized in MSC and other industry publications.

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 program is also intended to support students with high potential to be valuable contributors to the U.S. structural steel industry, and the selected faculty member is required to fund a doctoral candidate with at least half of the fellowship money. The chosen students will be named AISC Graduate Fellows and featured in MSC.

Proposals will be accepted until September 15, 2017. For the full application requirements, visit