Limited Submission Grant Opportunity from Johnson& Johnson

Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award Program

Some external grant opportunities have limits on institutional submissions. In those cases, internal competitions are organized by the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR). Limited submission funding opportunities and details on how to apply internally are listed on the Division of Research's Limited Submissions website.

The Johnson & Johnson Scholars Award Program has announced a limited submissions grant opportunity aimed to fuel development of female STEM2D leaders and feed the STEM2D talent pipeline by awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their careers, in each of the STEM2D disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design.

Faculty members interested in applying should submit a one page letter of intent, and an NIH-style C.V. or equivalent. Letters of intent are due on InfoReady by 5 p.m. on September 7. When submitting, please indicate which of the six disciplines --- Science Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design – is most appropriate for the LOI. To view the sponsor's website click HERE.

Each university and/or academic institute can support and recommend one applicant per each STEM2D discipline. Therefore, each university and/or academic Institute can support a total of 6 applicant submissions.

The awards will fund one woman per STEM2D discipline who has completed her advanced degree, who is working as an assistant professor (or global equivalent faculty position) and who is not yet tenured at an accredited university, institution or design school. The goal is to fuel the research passion of the awarded women and inspire career paths in their respective STEM2D fields. Johnson & Johnson is looking to identify global women leading in both their research fields and leading as mentors, to be a vision for girls and other women in STEM2D.

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 2022, subject to compliance with the terms and conditions of the program's Agreement.


The following award criteria applies:

  • 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; M.D., Ph.D.
  • Technology; Ph.D.
  • Engineering; Ph.D.
  • Math; M.S., Ph.D.
  • Manufacturing; Ph.D.
  • Design; M.A., M.S., MDes, MArch, MFA, MLA, Ph.D.

If you have questions about this funding program, contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at

Contact info

Julie O'Connor

Director, Research Communications
Phone: 313-577-8845