The Johnson & Johnson Scholars Award Program aims 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.


Limited Submissions Internal Call for Proposals:

Johnson and Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Program

ORD Internal Deadline: 11:59 pm, Thursday, October 1, 2020
Johnson and Johnson Submission Deadline: October 15, 2020
Please Note: Due to the prompt turnaround, an internal review will be held on the morning of Thursday, October 8, 2020. Please confirm the availability of each potential reviewer prior to your submission. Nominees will be notified immediately following the review. 
 
Program Description: The Johnson & Johnson Scholars Award 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 careers, in each of the STEM2D disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing, and Design. 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.
 
Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: One applicant per STEM2D discipline; six applicants in total.
Funding Amount: $150,000. The Scholars Award will be paid in three (3) installments of $50,000 per year of the three-year scholarship period.

Eligibility: 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.
To Apply: Submit the following to the Office of Research Development, Limited_Submissions@unc.edu by 11:59 pm, Thursday, October 1, 2020. 
  1. Department head letter of recommendation (addressed to Johnson and Johnson) 
  2. Designate which field for which you are applying (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing, or Design)
  3. 1,000 words (plus one page of images) detailing your proposed area of research 
  4. Nominee’s CV (limit to 3 pages font size 11) including a list of publications, presentations, abstracts, current financial support already obtained, other folio work, and two references 
  5. A brief outline of your budget for the proposed research 
  6. Names of three internal (to UNC) experts who could speak knowledgeably about your research as part of an internal review panel, in the event of an internal review. Due to the prompt turn-around, an internal review will be held on the morning of Thursday, October 8, 2020. Please confirm the availability of each potential reviewer prior to your submission. 
    • Please do not include the names of faculty named on the project, chairs, deans, directors, direct reports, or others who have a conflict of interest  
    • Please notify all potential internal reviewers before submitting the application packet to ORD 

Johnson and Johnson Solicitation: https://www.jnj.com/wistem2d-university-scholars

Please email Limited_Submission@unc.edu for the complete internal solicitation.