Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM2D (WiSTEM2D) Scholars Award Program

Program Summary

The Johnson & Johnson Scholars Award Program aims to fuel development of female STEM2D leaders and feed the STEM2D talent pipeline by awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their careers, in each of the STEM2D disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design.

The awards will fund one woman per STEM2D discipline who has completed her advanced degree, who is working as an assistant professor (or global equivalent faculty position) and who is not yet tenured at an accredited university, institution or design school. The goal is to fuel the research passion of the awarded women and inspire career paths in their respective STEM2D fields. Johnson & Johnson is looking to identify global women leading in both their research fields and leading as mentors, to be a vision for girls and other women in STEM2D.

By offering these awards, Johnson & Johnson hopes to play an influential role in STEM2D breakthroughs in the future.

Internal Application Requirements

  • Your discipline: choose one of: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing, or Design.
  • 1,000 words (plus one additional page of images or references) detailing your proposed area of research.
  • Resume (3 pages, font size 11), including a list of publications, presentations, abstracts, current financial support already obtained, other folio work and two references.
  • Budget Overview (up to 1 page): A basic budget outlining research costs is sufficient; detailed OCG budgets are not required.

Quick Facts


CU Internal Deadline: 11:59pm MT September 6, 2020

Sponsor Application Deadline: 1:00pm MT October 15, 2020


You must be a woman working in the field(s) of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing and Design (STEM2D).

You must be an assistant female professor or global equivalent faculty position at the time of application at an accredited academic university, institution or design school.

The female scholar should have a minimum degree for the appropriate field:

  • Science; M.D., Ph.D.
  • Technology; Ph.D.
  • Engineering; Ph.D.
  • Math; M.S., Ph.D.
  • Manufacturing; Ph.D.
  • Design; M.A., M.S., MDes, MArch, MFA, MLA, Ph.D.

Limited Submission Guidelines

Each institution can support and recommend one applicant per each STEM2D discipline. Therefore, each university can support a total of 6 applicant submissions (one for Science, one for Technology, one for Engineering, one for Mathematics, one for Manufacturing and one for Design).

Award Information and Duration

Award Amount: $150,000

Award Duration: 3 years

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