ach year, we recognize the women and men who dedicate their lives to driving cutting-edge research that advances the trajectory of health for humanity. We honor these Champions of Science® for their ingenuity, perseverance and collaborative spirit, and celebrate the impact of their work on human health.

Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research

The Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research, established in 2004, celebrates today’s most dedicated researchers and champions of science whose basic or clinical discoveries have made, or have the potential to make, significant impact on human health.

The award honors Dr. Paul Janssen (1926-2003), one of the most inspirational pharmaceutical scientists of the 20th century, who was responsible for breakthrough treatments in several disease areas and founded Janssen Pharmaceutica, N.V., now part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies. Learn more about Dr. Paul.

Dr. Guislain Award

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The Dr. Guislain “Breaking the Chains of Stigma” Award, established in 2012 in partnership with the Dr. Guislain Museum, recognizes an individual, project or organization that has made an exceptional contribution to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness through innovative social, cultural or scientific initiatives.

The award honors Dr. Joseph Guislain (1790-1860), a driven activist for people with mental illness and the first Belgian psychiatrist to provide scientifically-based treatment for these individuals.

The 2019 Award recipient was announced on October 10, 2019. Call for nominations will open in early 2020. Learn more about the nomination process.

Johnson Medal for Research and Development

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Behind every innovation that improves health and well-being are the scientists and engineers who make it all possible.

Established in 1960, the Johnson Medal for Research and Development is named after the late General Robert Wood Johnson and is the most prestigious award given for research and development excellence at Johnson & Johnson.

Through their collaboration and dedication to patients and consumers, these outstanding teams have advanced innovations that are making a difference for people around the world who are waiting for breakthrough treatments and solutions.

The Johnson Medal award ceremony
The Johnson Medal award ceremony
Celebrating 2018 Johnson Medal Winners
Celebrating 2018 Johnson Medal Winners

Sharing the Stories of Champions of Science

A new content series developed in partnership with Scientific American Custom Media spotlights the brilliant thinkers, big ideas and exciting new frontiers in science and technology that are changing the trajectory of health for humanity.

WiSTEM2D Scholars 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.

WiSTEM2D Scholars Award Program Timeline

The following timeline outlines the key dates in the Scholars Award Program process.

June 27, 2017: Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award Program Is Announced

Johnson & Johnson hopes to play an influential role in STEM2D breakthroughs in the future by offering the WiSTEM2D Scholars Program.

September 3, 2019: Applications Open

Starting September 3, please visit our site and follow the instructions to complete and submit your application.

October 3, 2019: Applications Are Closed

We must receive all applications by 9AM HST (Honolulu Standard Time) October 3, 2019, in order to be considered for the Scholars Program.

June 27, 2017

September 3, 2019

October 3, 2019

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