Withdrawn – Johnson and Johnson – WiSTEM2D 2021

Sep 10, 2020 | Awards & Funding, Research

To: All Divisional Faculty and Researchers
From: The Office of Research & Office of Corporate and Foundations Relations
Subject: WISTEM2D Scholars Award

This opportunity has been withdrawn; new information has been learned that impacts UCSC’s ability to sign off on any submission.

A joint announcement from the
Offices of Research and Corporate and Foundation Relations

Internal Deadline: September 24, 2020
Funder: Johnson & Johnsom
Program: WISTEM2D Scholars Award
Funding Level: $150,000
UCSC contacts: Caroline Rodriguez, CFR, 831.459.5903, caroline@ucsc.edu
John MacMillan, OR, jomacmil@ucsc.edu

Call Sent: September 10, 2020

Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award is a $150,000 award to support women pursuing research in STEM2D (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing & Design). WiSTEM2D Scholars Award 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.

  • Award recipients, one in each of the STEM2D disciplines, (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design) will gain access to ongoing funding over the course of 3 years, along with mentorship from STEM2D professionals.
  • The program is designed to help build a larger pool of highly-trained researchers to meet the growing needs of academia and industry.
  • For more information visit https://www.jnj.com/wistem2d.
  • These are last year’s winners.

Award Amount & Terms
$150,000 over 3 years


  • One female candidate can move forward in each category from an institution: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design
  • The university can submit a single campus candidate in each category (total of 6 maximum)
  • For the down select, a department chair can nominate more than one person in their department.
  • Candidate must hold rank of assistant professor at the time of application; some lecturer positions may be eligible
  • The female scholar should have a minimum degree for the appropriate field:
    1. Science; M.D., Ph.D.
    2. Technology; Ph.D.
    3. Engineering; Ph.D.
    4. Math; M.S., Ph.D.
    5. Manufacturing; Ph.D.
    6. Design; M.A., M.S., MDes, MArch, MFA, MLA, Ph.D.

For a list of frequently asked questions, please click the FAQ link.

To apply

To be considered for nomination, materials should be submitted internally by August 3, 2020: Materials should be sent to be submitted via InfoReady, https://ucsc.infoready4.com/, as follows: Select “Apply” from the menu on the right-hand side.

  1. Cover Sheet: Name, Title, Department, Academic Field (choose from one of the six categories listed above)
  2. Formal department chair letter of recommendation. (If selected, this will be used in the proposal)
  3. 1,000-word essay (font size 11pt, 1-inch margins, plus one additional page of images) detailing your proposed area of research.
  4. CV/Resume (three pages max, font size 11pt, 1-inch margins), including a list of publications, presentations, abstracts, current financial support already obtained, other folio work and two references.
  5. Submit a brief outline of your budget (templateprovided but not required) for proposed research (3 yrs, total $150,000)


September 14, 2020: Application portal opens
September 24, 2020, 5:00pm PST: Internal application material due InfoReady
By September 30, 2020: Internal Selection committee convened.
September 30, 2020: Candidates notified; Candidates’ OSP representative notified;

OSP and CFR staff works with nominees to prepare all required application materials.

October 1, 2020: All final documents due to OSP for certification
October 15, 2020: Portal closes, foundation deadline.
April, 2021: Grant awards announced

Special Instructions
To initiate your proposal, use this new Office of Sponsored Projects proposal intake form, or notify your

OSP officer promptly to meet applicable internal deadlines and requirements.
Full proposal internal deadlines: https://officeofresearch.ucsc.edu/osp/prep/deadlines.html

The Office Corporate and Foundation Relations is a unit of University Relations. The CFR team creates and maintains mutually beneficial, long-term relationships with private organizations, matching funding initiatives with educational and research programs and centers. CFR supports faculty and staff to identify and approach these and other private foundations and corporations for funding, assists in inquiries and grant proposals including drafting and/or editing depending on the need, gathers supporting materials, helps in campus visits, facilitates interactions with the Office of Sponsored Projects and other collaborators, and obtains institutional signatures.

For a list of recent funding opportunities, please visit the CFR website. CFR Calls for Funding

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If you have any questions or comments, please contact caroline@ucsc.edu