Chicago — University faculty are invited to apply for the 2019 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.

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.

Recent recipients include Gary Prinz from the University of Arkansas and his work on steel seismic systems with architectural flexibility, Patricia Clayton from the University of Texas-Austin for her work on seismic performance of moment-resisting frames with fuse-type systems, and Spencer Quiel from Lehigh University for his work on performance-based design of passive fire protection systems in steel-framed buildings.

Proposals will be accepted until August 31, 2018. For application information, visit