Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award

Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award is a $150,000 award to support women pursuing research in STEM2D (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing & Design). WiSTEM2D Scholars Award 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. Award recipients, one in each of the STEM2D disciplines, will gain access to ongoing funding over the course of 3 years, along with mentorship from STEM2D professionals. 

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.

Nomination Process

Important Note: The university is limited to only 1 applicant per discipline area:

  • Science,
  • Technology,
  • Engineering,
  • Mathematics,
  • Manufacturing, and
  • Design

While the funder’s deadline is Oct. 15, 2020 Western Research requests that you submit the name and a draft of the research proposal and CV to by Friday, Sept. 18, 2020.

A complete nomination package will consist of the following:

  • a department head letter of recommendation 
  • 1,000 words (plus one page of images) detailing your proposed area of research
  • resume (three pages, font size 11), including a list of publications, presentations, abstracts, current financial support already obtained, other folio work and two references
  • a brief outline of the budget for the proposed research (template)


Nominations may be submitted electronically through the Fluid Review system, including non-confidential letters of recommendation. 


The nomination submission deadline is October 15, 2020


Potential applicants are encouraged to consult with Julaine Hall at Research Development & Services ( regarding this opportunity