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Limited Submission

Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Program

Key Deadlines: October 8, 2017 (CWRU internal letter of intent), October 24, 2017 (CWRU internal submission deadline); October 31, 2017(Sponsor submission deadline).

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 Allowed: 6; 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

Program Website:


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.

Days to the Deadline
Letter of intent due to Stephanie Endy
LOI review completed
Proposal due to ORA
Proposal due to sponsor

Please contact Stephanie Endy in the Office of Research Administration at if you have questions about the process.

This page was last updated: 10/02/17