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WiSTEM2D Scholars

WiSTEM2D Scholars

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$150,000 scholarship award*

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

The awards will fund one woman per discipline who has completed her advanced degree, who is working as an assistant professor and who is not yet tenured at an accredited university or design institution. The goal is to fuel the research passion of the awarded women and inspire career paths in their respective STEM2D fields.

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

The Scholarship Award is a 3-year scholarship in the gross amount of $150,000, which will be paid to the University (the “Recipient”) for the benefit of the J&J Scholar and her research, with the understanding that the Recipient will administer the funds. The Scholarship Award will be paid in three (3) installments of US $50,000 per year of the 3-year scholarship period, payable in September, subject to compliance with the terms and conditions of the program’s Agreement.

Rewards and benefits

  • 3-year scholarship
  • Paid to the University (the “Recipient”) for the benefit of the J&J Scholar
  • Will be paid in three (3) installments of US $50,000 per year


Applications Open
Submission Deadline

The following award criteria applies:

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

You must be a non-tenured assistant female professor or global equivalent faculty position at the time of application at a tenure granting accredited academic university, institution or design school.

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

  • Science; PhD
  • Technology; PhD
  • Engineering; PhD
  • Math; MS, PhD
  • Manufacturing; PhD
  • Design; MA, MS, MDes, MArch, MLA, PhD

Application Phase 1

In addition to general contact details and demographics, the scholar applicant is responsible for the provision of documents into the Fluid Review system, including non-confidential letters of recommendation.

  • Submit a department head letter of recommendation (One applicant per university per letter of STEM2D) .
  • Write 1,000 words (plus one page of images) detailing your proposed area of research.
  • Create and submit a one-minute digital video describing, as simply as possible, the impact of the research on your area of STEM2D and your own personal impact as a potential future leader in STEM2D.
  • Submit PDF files of three selected publications or pieces of portfolio that represent your most important contributions with a focus on the most recent five years.
  • Submit your resume (three pages, font size 11), including a list of publications, presentations, abstracts, current financial support already obtained, other folio work and two references.
  • Brief outline of budget for proposed research

Application Phase 2

  • Present a five-minute summary of the proposed research and societal impact in a digital video.