Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award -

Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM 2D Scholars Award is a $150,000 award to support women pursuing research in STEM 2D (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing & Design). WiSTEM 2 D Scholars Award aims to fuel the development of female STEM 2 D leaders and feed the STEM 2 D talent pipeline by awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their research careers, in each of the STEM 2 D disciplines. Award recipients, one in each of the STEM 2 D disciplines, will gain access to ongoing funding over the course of 3 years, along with mentorship from STEM 2 D professionals.

The awards will fund one woman per discipline who has completed her advanced degree, who is working as an assistant or associate 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 STEM 2D fields.

Nomination Process

Important Note: The university is limited to only 1 applicant per discipline area:
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Manufacturing
  • Design
A complete nomination package will consist of the following:
  • A department head letter of recommendation
  • Summary - 1,000 words (plus one page of images or references) detailing your proposed area of research
  • Brief 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 online Application Portal including non-confidential letters of recommendation.


Next anticipated deadline submission to Johnson & Johnson: Fall 2024


Potential nominators and nominees are encouraged to contact Research Awards & Distinctions at regarding Western Research support and coordination of your nomination.