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2012 AISC Milek Fellowship Call for Proposals
Posted by Tasha Weiss on June 26, 2012 at 5:11 PM.

Proposals are now being accepted for AISC’s 2012 Milek Fellowship, a four-year, $30,000-per-year award given to a promising university faculty member to conduct structural steel research. The winning faculty member will be recognized in various industry publications and other venues, and will receive free registration at NASCC: The Steel Conference for four consecutive years following their selection as AISC Milek Fellow.


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.


Proposals will be accepted until September 15, 2012 and require specific application information, including:


  • Application 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 winner is to use the fellowship to support students with high potential to be valuable contributors to the U.S. structural steel design and construction industry. Funds are provided to conduct research that meets the long-terms needs of the structural steel industry; assist in leveraging additional outside funds for fellowship-related research; and develop graduate students for academic and design careers in the structural steel industry.


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


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, past faculty fellows and the full proposal requirements and application, visit

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