Project SEED

High school student in biology research lab in School of Science at IUPUI

Established in 1968 by the American Chemical Society, Project SEED gives students the opportunity to explore a career in science. For more than 30 years, the Indiana Section of the ACS has been providing rewarding summer research experiences to qualified Indianapolis-area high school students. Many local professors and industrial scientists open their research labs to these high school students in order to expose them to the scientific research experience.

Students are accepted into the program based on their high school grade transcripts, written essays, and teacher recommendations. Those who meet the income guidelines of the ACS National SEED Committee are given a stipend during the summer ($2,500 for Summer I or $3,000 for returning Summer II participants). In Indianapolis, qualified students who do not meet the national economic requirements are accepted into our local program (the Indiana ACS Summer Research Program) and can receive a small honorarium for their research contributions.


Mandatory Call Out Meeting: March 14 | IUPUI Lecture Hall, Room 101

Application Deadline: April 1

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