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Limited Submission Opportunity: Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Program

Applications due Sept. 13

These instructions are for VU investigators. VUMC investigators should visit the OOR funding opportunity site.

The Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D 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.

Vanderbilt University can select 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. No indirect costs allowed.

Candidate must be a female not-yet-tenured assistant professors 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., MFA, MLA, Ph.D.

See the program page, FAQs and award criteria for more information.

Internal application instructions

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 Sept. 13, 2021.

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