Project SEED

A Summer Research Internship Program for Economically Disadvantaged High School Students

Project SEED

Participants are given a research project in chemistry and are supervised by a Case Western Reserve University scientist-mentor. Summer I students will receive a fellowship award of $2,500, while summer II student will receive a fellowship award of $3,000 for 8 weeks of full-time work (~35 hours/week). The summer 2014 program is expected to start on June 9 and end on August 1. Note: High School seniors who have participated in a Project SEED summer program are eligible to apply for a one-year, non-renewable college scholarship of up to $5,000.

Applicants must meet the following qualifications:
  • Be considering a science major or career
  • Have completed a one-year introductory high school chemistry course
  • Will begin your high school junior or senior year in Fall 2014
  • Can establish your family income meets the 2014 Federal Poverty Guidelines. For this purpose the applicant must provide a copy of parent/guardianís 2013 IRS 1040 Form. Income information is confidential and will be used only for the purpose of verifying eligibility for participation in Project SEED.
  • You have read and understood the Project SEED program guidelines (PDF).

For specific questions, or to request additional information about the Project SEED program, please contact the program coordinator Carlos E. Crespo directly at

Funding for this program is provided by The American Chemical Society and the Project SEED endowment, the College of Arts and Sciences at CWRU, and the National Science Foundation through the CAREER program (Grant No. CHE-1255084).