(CLOSED) Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM²D Scholars Program (WiSTEM2D Scholars Program)

Sponsor Name: 
Johnson & Johnson
Description of the Award: 

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.

Penn State can support and recommend one applicant per each STEM2D discipline. Therefore, each university and/or academic Institute can support a total of 6 applicant submissions (one for Science, one for Technology, one for Engineering, etc.)

Eligibility

The following award criteria applies:

  • 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.

Limit (Number of applicants permitted per institution): 
6
Sponsor Final Deadline: 
Oct 15, 2020
OVPR Application or NOI Instructions: 

Interested applicants should upload the following documents in sequence in one PDF file (File name: Last name_WiSTEM2D_2021 no later than 4:00 p.m. on the internal submission deadline:

1. Cover Letter (1 page, pdf):

  • Descriptive title of proposed activity
  • Name, departmental affiliation and contact information of the PI
  • Name of Department Head that will be writing letter of recommendation (letter is not required for internal submission)
  • Title of this funding opportunity

2. Project Description (no more than 1000 words, pdf) that addresses the external review criteria listed below.

  • Scientific/technical expertise exhibited
  • Novelty/innovation of the research
  • Potential impact of the research
  • Feasibility of the research

3. 2-page CV of Investigator

Formatting Guidelines:

Font/size: Times New Roman (12 pt.)
Document margins: 1.0” (top, bottom, left and right)
Standard paper size (8 ½” x 11)
Questions concerning the limited submissions process may be submitted to limitedsubs@psu.edu.

To be considered as a Penn State institutional nominee, please submit a notice of intent by the date provided directly below.
This limited submission is in downselect: 
Penn State may only submit a specific number of proposals to this funding opportunity. The number of NOIs received require that an internal competition take place, thus, a downselect process has commenced. No Penn State researchers may apply to this opportunity outside of this downselect process. To apply for this limited submission, please use this link:
OVPR Downselect Deadline: 
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 4:00pm