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Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM²D Scholars Award Program

The Johnson & Johnson Scholars Program aims to fuel the development of female STEM2D leaders and feed the STEM2D talent pipeline by sponsoring women at critical points in their research careers, in each of the STEM2D disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing, and Design.

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 2018.


Nominees must:

  1. Be a woman working in the field(s) of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing, and Design (STEM2D);
  2. Be a non-tenured assistant female professor or global equivalent faculty position at the time of application at a tenure-granting institution;
  3. 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

What's Required for the Nomination Package: 

* McMaster may only submit one nomination per category -- see internal deadline below.

A complete nomination package consists of:

  1. Letter of recommendation from the Department Head;
  2. A document of 1,000 words (plus one page of images) detailing your proposed area of research.;
  3. A one-minute digital video describing, as simply as possible, the impact of the research on your area of STEM2D and your own personal impact as a potential future leader in STEM2D.;
  4. Three selected publications or pieces of portfolio (in PDF format) that represent your most important contributions with a focus on the most recent five years;
  5. Your resume (three pages, font size 11), including a list of publications, presentations, abstracts, current financial support already obtained, other folio work and two references;
  6. Brief outline of a budget for your proposed research.


The scholar applicant is responsible for the provision of documents into the Fluid Review system, including non-confidential letters of recommendation.

Internal Nomination Process 

McMaster's Internal Deadline

McMaster University can submit one nomination in each category.  As such, please indicate before 5:00 pm on October 2 if you are interested in applying for this award. If we have more than one candidate in each of the six categories (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing, and Design) there will be an internal review and selection.Candidates will need to provide their CV and a one-pager (point form is fine)  detailing their proposed area of research, plus a brief outline of a budget for their proposed research by 5pm October 5. Successful candidates will be notified on October 10. Final submission deadline for the selected McMaster nominees will be October 31st, 2017


Interested parties are encouraged to consult with , Manager, Prizes and Awards regarding this award and the nomination process. 

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