The WiSTEM2D Scholars Award Program 

Anticipated deadlines for 2019                                                             Waiting for the release of the the 2019-2020 RFP
  • Internal letter of intent deadline:  July 31, 2019, 5pm (PT)
  • Sponsor Application deadline: September 25, 2019

Program Description:
The Johnson & Johnson Scholars Award 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.

The Scholars Award is a three-year award in the gross amount of $150,000, which will be paid to the University (the “Recipient”) for the benefit of the Johnson & Johnson Scholar and her research, with the understanding that the Recipient will administer the funds. The Scholars Award will be paid in three (3) installments of U.S. $50,000 per year of the three-year scholarship period, payable in 2019, subject to compliance with the terms and conditions of the program’s Agreement.

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

The following is a limited submission opportunity with only ONE proposal as a lead institution is allowed.

General guidance for preparation of letters of intent to the Research Office:  email to

  • Research Summary (up to 2 pages): Please describe your proposed area of research, including information about the impact of your research on your area of STEM2D and your own personal impacts as a potential future leader in STEM2D.
  • CV for the PI and senior staff (up to 3 pages)
  • Budget Overview (up to 1 page): A basic budget outlining research costs is sufficient; detailed budgets are not required.

RO Internal letter of intent deadline:  July 1, 2019, 5pm (PT)  - email to

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Date Open: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Johnson & Johnson
Limit per Institution: 
Important Notes: 
Waiting for new RFP and deadlines