The Johnson and Johnson (J&J) WiSTEM2D programme is open to female undergraduate students of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing and Design subjects entering their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of studies within the University of Limerick. The J&J WiSTEM2D programme provides a range of initiatives including mentoring, site tours, workshops, and a bursary. 

WiSTEM2D stands for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing and Design. Through the initiative Johnson & Johnson support and inspire girls and women in their pursuit of STEM2D studies and careers globally. 

 

Why participate?  

The aim of the WiSTEM2D programme is to inspire and support more women to pursue a career in STEM after university and increase female representation in the STEM2D workforce. 

J&J WiSTEM2D Award facilitates networking opportunities and provides career mentoring. Every year J&J publicise the programme in the media, successful recipients will be part of that, acting as ambassadors. 

Jessica Dino is an aspiring astronaut, who participated in the WiSTEM2D programme in UL in 2018.

“Being accepted into the WiSTEM2D programme at UL was a pivotal step in my STEM career. I was very interested in hands-on work in a very technical and fast-paced environment and with the support of a Johnson & Johnson mentor, I received guidance on what careers I could go into that aligned with my goals and grow as an engineer. Upon completing my Electronic and Computer Engineering graduate degree, I was given the opportunity to interview for a graduate role and joined the company as an Automation Engineer at Johnson & Johnson Vision. During my free time, I am working on Citizen-Science projects backed by NASA, participate in analogue astronaut missions and one day, would love to fulfil my ambition to become an astronaut.”   

 

How to apply?    

Currently closed for applications.

From the 19th of September 2022 applications will be accepted up to the 14th of October 2022   

Complete the application form at the following link: Apply

Please note that you will need to be signed into your student account to fill out the form.  

Applications will be shortlisted, and successful shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview.   

 

Further information   

https://www.jnj.com/wistem2d    

marie.travers@ul.ie   

Frequently Asked Questions

1.     Who can apply?

The Johnson and Johnson (J&J) WiSTEM2D programme is open to female undergraduate students of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing and Design subjects entering their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of studies within the University of Limerick. 

2.     Why participate?      

WiSTEM2D stands for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing and Design. Through the initiative Johnson & Johnson support and inspire girls and women in their pursuit of STEM2D studies and careers globally. The J&J WiSTEM2D programme provides a range of initiatives including mentoring, site tours, workshops, and a bursary.

3.     As there is a bursary, can I still apply if I am receiving a SUSI grant?

We would advise you to contact SUSI directly to check about bursaries. If you do find that such a bursary impacts your grant, please still do apply, and let us know as there are other non-financial elements in the programme.

4.     How many places are available per year?

There will be 16 scholarships and 10 runners-up places. Scholarships will include bursary, mentorship, and workshops. Runners-up will have access to mentorship and workshops.

5.     Do I have to be an A grade student to apply?      

No. You are more than your grade, we are looking motivated students are interested in STEM2D and want to progress their career in the field. Our programme has a component of “pay it forward” where we encourage students to be ambassadors in WiSTEM2D and help future generations coming after them.

6.     I applied but was unsuccessful last year; can I reapply this year?

Yes, if you still meet the criteria listed in question 1.

7.     When will the successful applicants be notified?

Approximately 2 weeks after the closing date.

8.     When does the programme start and end?

It starts in December and finishes prior to exams. We will work with you to limit any distractions from project/exam periods.

9.     What’s the closing date for applications?

Currently closed for applications.

14th of October 2022.

10.    Can past participants of WiSTEM2D apply?

Past participants of WiSTEM2D are not eligible to apply.

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