Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Programme with SEFS

**Application Process is Now Closed**

The Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Programme aims to fuel development of the female 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. This programme was introduced in the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science in UCC in 2018 and has been instrumental in supporting our female students through a range of intiatives including leadership training, mentoring, internships, bursaries, and CV/recuitment clinics. Take a look a this short video to find out more about UCC WiSTEM2D.

Bursaries for STEM Students: 2021-22

We are delighted to announce the launch of the 2021-22 bursaries up to the value of €3,000 each for approximately 11* female STEM students under the J&J WiSTEM2D programme. These awards will be presented to female STEM students to support their studies in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing and Design Subjects (STEM2D). The awards will be made for one year and will also include opportunities to network within peer group, J&J business leaders, and early career development opportunities including a comprehensive mentoring programme and a day in the life experience.


Female UCC students of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing and Design Subjects entering the second, third or fourth year of their studies in the academic year 2021-2022 are eligible to apply. Eligible degree courses are listed below:

List of eligible degree courses 

  • Computer Science
  • Biological & Chemical Sciences
  • Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences Genetics
  • Chemical Sciences Mathematical Sciences Physics and Astrophysics Industrial Physics
  • Data Science & Analytics Agricultural Science Nutritional Sciences
  • Food Science
  • Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Business Information Systems

2021-22 Application Form

Closing Date for Applications

**Application Process is Now Closed**

Selection Process & Indicative Timelines

Applications open

w/c 4th October 2021

Deadline for applications

18th October 2021

Shortlisting panel receive applications

By end of week of 18th October 2021

Panel returns

w/c 1st November 2021

Short-listed students invited for interview (second and third years) or to submit short video (fourth years)

w/c 8th November 2021

Interviews for shortlisted students

w/c 15th November 2021

Awardees informed

w/c 22nd November 2021

Awards Ceremony

w/c 29th November  2021

*Application is open to all students who meet the eligibility criteria, but the bursary may be awarded on a discretionary basis if applicant has been in receipt of a WiSTEM2D bursary in previous years. All other aspects of the programme (mentorship, industry networking, site visits etc.) will, however, be offered. In the event of several candidates obtaining equal marks for their applications or interview performance, priority may be given to students on degree programmes in which female students are under-represented.


Contact Anna Glavin

College of Science, Engineering and Food Science

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Block E, Level 3, Food Science Building, UCC, Cork, T12 YN60.