Johnson & Johnson: WiSTEM2D Scholars Program

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

The award includes a J&J mentor and may include access to J&J tools.

Number of Applications
Six; one in each of the following areas - Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing, and Design
Amount of Funding

$159,000 over three years; no F&A, no Fringe allowed


Applicants are encouraged to consult with their Associate Deans for Research prior to internal submission to assure they meet eligibility criteria and their projects meet stated program objectives.

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

Submission Process

Step 1

Send an email Letter of Intent (LOI) to Stephanie Endy at on Sunday, October 8, 2017, that contains the following information:

  1. Name, Title, Department of the applicant
  2. Which of the six disciplines the applicant is applying under (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design)
  3. Up to 250 words describing the project and its impact (keeping in mind that Johnson & Johnson will not keep any information private and will own the application; that Johnson & Johnson will use applications and applicant information for their own publicity; and that Johnson & Johnson has not provided any additional review criteria other then their eligibility criteria).
  4. An attached PDF version of the applicant’s NIH or NSF style biosketch

Due to the late posting of this opportunity the internal review will focus primarily on eligibility and appropriate categorization in order to maximize the number of applications put forward.

Step 2

Review of the LOIs will be completed as quickly as possible.

Step 3

Final proposal must be received by the Office of Research Administration by October 24, 2017 at 5:00pm EST.

Step 4

Final proposal must be received by the sponsor by October 31, 2017.


Abstract or LOI to ORA Chosen Proposal Announced ORA Final Proposal Due Date Sponsor Submission Deadline Days Until Due
10/08/2017 10/11/2017 10/24/2017 10/31/2017 CLOSED