WiSTEM2D Scholars Award


Johnson & Johnson

Sponsor deadline:

Award Details

August 2023 update: Effective August 2023, the sponsor plans to restructure and realign the program, aiming to open applications in summer 2024 to select a 2025 cohort. Therefore, the sponsor will not be opening the application portal this year. An announcement will be made once 2024-2025 plans are confirmed.

Award Details:

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.

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.

By offering these awards, Johnson & Johnson hopes to play an influential role in STEM2D breakthroughs in the future.

Recipients receive $150,000 over 3 years.

As UBC is limited to six nominations, one in each STEM2D discipline, VPRI coordinates and internal selection process with Associate Deans of Research.

See Award Details, Application Process, Award Criteria, and FAQs.

Previous Award Winners


  • Carolina Tropini (Microbiology and Immunology)

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