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

Program Summary 

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.


CU Internal Deadline: 11:59pm MST July 24, 2018

Sponsor Application Deadline: September 25, 2018

Internal Application Requirements (all in PDF format)

  • 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 (up to 3 pages)
  • Budget Overview (up to 1 page): A basic budget outlining research costs is sufficient; detailed OCG budgets are not required.

To access the online application, visit:


Female non-tenured assistant professors at a university in one of the STEM²D disciplines are eligible to apply. The eligible STEM²D disciplines are: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design.

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

Limited Submission Guidelines

CU Boulder is limited to submitting one application per letter of WiSTEM2D.

Award Information and Duration

Award Amount: $150,000

Award Duration: 3 years