University of Southern California


Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award Program

Slots:                                                     One                      

Internal Deadline:                           Contact the Office of Research if interested.

LOI:                                                        N/A       

External Deadline:                          October 31, 2017

Award Information:                        Type:  Grant

Estimated Number of Awards: Six

Anticipated Amount: $150,000 / award ($50,000 / yr for 3 yrs)

Submission Process:                     PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal:

Materials to submit:


Link to Award:                          

Who May Serve as PI:                    You must be a woman working in the field(s) of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing and Design (STEM2D).

You must be a non-tenured assistant female professor or global equivalent faculty position at the time of application at a tenure granting accredited academic university, institution or design school.

The female scholar should have a minimum degree for the appropriate field:



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 six inaugural awards will be available in 2018 and aim to fund one woman per area of STEM2D concentration in the early career stage where they have concluded their advanced degree training but are not at the level of tenure in their accredited university or design school institution. The early-career support is aimed to be a catalyst for women to become leaders in their organizations and fields. The program will help build a larger pool of highly-trained researchers to meet the growing needs of academia and industry. The goal is to fuel the research passion of the awarded women and inspire career paths in their respective STEM2D fields.


Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for updates and other announcements.