Message from the Coordinators of the Chemistry’s Project SEED Program at CWRU:

Dear high school students, parents, and educators,

We are pleased to announce that Project SEED Student Application portal is now open for submissions.

The application deadline is April 12th, 2023, 11PM ET.

  • Applications instructions including creating an ACS ID are available on the Project SEED webpages. Please note that student applicants will be prompted to create a (free) ACS ID first before entering the application.
  • We will have a virtual student information session on Wednesday, February 15th – please use this link to register. Please note that most of what is expected to be covered is already available in the pre-recorded link above if you are unable to attend on the 15th.

Please reach out to for any questions.


Carlos Crespo & Shane Parker

ACS-Project SEED Coordinators
Chemistry, CWRU



About Project SEED

Participants are given a research project in chemistry and are supervised by a Case Western Reserve University scientist-mentor. Students will receive a fellowship award of $4,000  for 8 weeks of full-time work (~35 hours/week). The summer 2023 program is expected to start on June 5 and end on July 28.

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 2023
– Can establish your family income does not exceed 200% of the current 2023 Federal Poverty Guidelines. For this purpose the applicant must provide a copy of parent/guardian’s 2022 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 2023 Project SEED Program Guidelines

SEED Fellows

The Project SEED Program has hosted 77 high-school students since 2010. Most of these SEED students have completed, are pursuing, or are planning to pursue a college degree in STEM..

Publications, Projects, and Posters

project SEED final poster presentation collage in hovorka atrium

Yearly Report Cards

The Project SEED National Office generated report cards for Project SEED Sites using data from the Annual Student Survey and the Mentor Report. These report cards are automatically generated from data and do not reflect a grade, but rather a visualization of student/mentor responses. Each report card is automatically generated using the data given and a visualization software. Any irregularities or questions can be addressed with the Project SEED National Office.



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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

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).