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Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award Program -- Internal competition deadline
Friday, August 30, 2019, 08:00am - 05:00pm
Contact Bob McGarrett, VPR: bob.mcgarrett@austin.utexas.edu


Internal Submission Deadline: 5:00 pm CST, Friday, August 30, 2019

Funding Organization Deadline: 2:00 pm CST, Thursday, October 3, 2019

Discipline/Subject Area: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing, Design

Funding Available: $150,000.00

Documents Required for UT Internal Submission (to be submitted in this order as a single .pdf document)

  • For this internal competition, the title of your submission should begin with your selected category, e.g., "Science: My Title" or "Manufacturing: My Title."
  • One page rationale for nomination. [Clarification: For the internal competition, we do not need a letter from your Chair/Dean, merely the text. If you are selected to submit to Johnson & Johnson, you can get a letter at that time.]
  • Brief (1,000-word maximum) project summary detailing your proposed area of research. You may put references on a separate page.
  • PDF files of three selected publications or pieces of portfolio that represent your most important contributions with a focus on the most recent five years.
  • Current C.V. (three pages, font size 11), including a list of publications, presentations, abstracts, current financial support already obtained, other folio work and two references.
  • List of any UT collaborators on your project.
  • Please provide the names of at least two UT faculty members in your field who may be asked to serve as reviewers in your selected category. 

Overview of Opportunity 

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.


  • The Scholars Award is a 3-year award in the gross amount of $150,000, which will be paid to the University (the “Recipient”) for the benefit of the J&J 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 US $50,000 per year of the 3-year scholarship period, payable in 2020, subject to compliance with the terms and conditions of the program’s Agreement.
  • You must be a woman working in the field(s) of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing and Design (STEM2D). See category classifications.
  • UT can put forward one candidate for each of the six areas. You will be asked to select a field for submission.
  • There will be only one award winner per category.
  • 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:
    • Science; PhD
    • Technology; PhD
    • Engineering; PhD
    • Math; MS, PhD
    • Manufacturing; PhD
    • Design; MA, MS, MDes, MArch, MFA, MLA, PhD
  • This announcement provides only opportunity highlights. Please carefully review the sponsor's website and guidelines for any requirements and expectations related to eligibility, budget, collaboration, priority research areas, letter of intent requirements, and review criteria before submitting to this internal competition.

Full Program Solicitation:


Important Dates: 

Documents due to CompetitionSpace: 5pm CST, Friday, August 30, 2019

Full Proposal Deadline: 2pm CST, Thursday, October 3, 2019