J&J offers global scholarships for women in STEM


Johnson & Johnson has launched a new global scholarship program to support mid-career women continue their academic journey called the Women in STEM2D program.

Australian, women who are PhDs working in STEM are encouraged to apply for the inaugural global scholarships, which will be available in 2018.

The early-career support is aimed to be a catalyst for women to become leaders in their organisations and fields. The programs will help build a larger pool of highly-trained researchers to meet the growing needs of academia and industry.  

The Scholarship Award is a three-year scholarship of $150,000 ($50,000 per year), which will be paid to the University for the benefit of the J&J Scholar and her research.

The J&J WiSTEM2D Scholars Award Program will fund women in STEM2D (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing, Design) at critical points in their research careers to support and reward innovation in disciplines essential to the development of female leaders in STEM2D. 

To be eligible you must be a non-tenured assistant female professor or global equivalent faculty position at the time of application at a tenure granting accredited academic university or institution.

The scholarships aim to fund one women per area of concentration in their early career stage where they have concluded their advanced degree training but are not at the level of tenure in their accredited university or design school institution.

Applications open 1 September and close 30 October 2017. More information is available online