2017 AISC Milek Fellowship Call for Proposals Now Open

June 30, 2016

(Chicago, IL) – 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 Modern Steel Construction magazine and receive complimentary 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 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 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. Required proposal 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.)

For more information on submitting a proposal, please visit

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 more information contact:

Dani Friedland
Marketing Communications Strategist

American Institute of Steel Construction

The American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a non-partisan, 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, market development, and advocacy. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information. 

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