About 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 students will receive a fellowship award of $3,000 for 8 weeks of full-time work (~35 hours/week). The summer 2019 program is expected to start on June 10 and end on August 2. 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 2019
– Can establish your family income does not exceed 200% of the current 2019 Federal Poverty Guidelines. For this purpose the applicant must provide a copy of parent/guardian’s 2018 IRS 1040 Form. Income information is confidential and will be used only for the purpose of verifying eligibility for participation in Project SEED. Please delete (i.e., fully cover up or block) social security numbers from the IRS form prior to sending the form.
– You have read and understood the 2019 Project SEED Program Guidelines

SEED Fellows

The Project SEED Program has hosted 43 high-school students since 2010. Most of these students have participated for two consecutive summers (i.e., the maximum allowed by the program). As shown in the list of fellows below, at least 38 of these SEED students are pursuing (or are planning to pursuit) a college degree in STEM as of 2018; a ~88% retention rate.

Publications, Projects, and Posters

project SEED final poster presentation collage in hovorka atrium



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For specific questions or to request additional information about the Project SEED program, please contact the program coordinator Carlos E. Crespo directly at cxc302@case.edu.

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-1800052).