Limited Submission Opportunity: 2018 WiSTEM2D Scholars Program

The Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Program is a new program that 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. Vanderbilt University can recommend one applicant per each STEM²D discipline, for a total of six applicant submissions. The goal is to fuel the research passion of the awarded women and inspire career paths in their respective STEM²D fields. The award is $150,000 over three years.


  • Candidate must be a non-tenured assistant female professor at the time of application.
  • The female scholar should have the following minimum degree for the appropriate field:

Science – Ph.D.
Technology – Ph.D.
Engineering – Ph.D.
Math – M.S., Ph.D.
Manufacturing – Ph.D.
Design – M.A., M.S., M.Des, M.Arch, M.L.A. and Ph.D.

Interested faculty should visit to submit an application for the internal LSO competition and to find additional information about the opportunity. The deadline for the internal competition is Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017.

Once selected, the candidates will submit applications to Johnson & Johnson by Oct. 30. The Johnson & Johnson application will require a video submission, so please plan ahead to shoot a video at the VIDL studio or elsewhere.

Any questions about this opportunity or the LSO process may be directed to