Applications for $200,000 Milek Fellowship Due Sept. 15, 2023

August 15, 2023


CHICAGO - Research drives tomorrow’s structural steel innovations--and the American Institute of Steel Construction is looking for an outstanding researcher to receive its flagship research fellowship.

Applications for the 2024 Milek Fellowship are due September 15, 2023.

Since 2004, AISC has given a promising non-tenured university faculty member the AISC Milek Fellowship (formerly the AISC Faculty Fellowship), a four-year, $50,000-per-year award.

“The Milek Fellowship is a unique opportunity for AISC to support the next generation of up-and-coming researchers whose ideas keep structural steel on the cutting edge,” said AISC Director of Research Devin Huber, PE, PhD. “Since its inception, the Fellowship has funded innovative and ground-breaking research into new ideas like using adhesives in steel-to-steel connections and developing optimized asymmetric I-beams for use in steel building applications.”

The Fellowship also supports the next generation of researchers, as at least half of the funding must go toward a particularly promising doctoral candidate.

2023 Milek Fellow Ryan Sherman, PE, PhD (Georgia Institute of Technology) is currently exploring additive manufacturing for structural steel applications--essentially, whether 3D printing is an economical, practical option.

The faculty member whose application is selected will be identified as the AISC Milek Fellow in selected publications and other venues, like NASCC: The Steel Conference; they will also receive free Steel Conference registration during their four years as a Milek Fellow.

About the Milek Fellowship

The award was renamed after William A. Milek Jr., former AISC Vice President of Engineering and Research, to recognize his invaluable contributions to AISC and the structural steel industry as a whole.


For more information contact:

Dani Friedland
Director of Marketing Communications

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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