ACS Project SEED Program

More than 350 institutions have sponsored more than 11,000 high school students since Project SEED’s inception almost 50 years ago.

Since 1968, Project SEED has helped more than 11,000 economically disadvantaged high school students, many of whom were the first in their family to attend college. For 8 to 10 weeks during the summer, SEED students work in real laboratories, with real scientists serving as their mentors.

Find your local Project SEED host institution and program coordinator using our locator map.

Are you a student interested in taking part in Project SEED 2019?  Learn more about key dates, eligibility requirements, and the application process.

Support students participating in valuable summer research experiences, and help them reach their true potential.

Project SEED 50th Anniversary

(ACS 256th National Meeting, Monday, August 20, 2018)

Presidential Symposium
Growing with Project SEED: 50 Years and 10,000+ Students
Sheraton Boston Hotel, Back Bay D
8:30 – 11:30 AM

Project SEED 50th Anniversary Celebration
Sheraton Boston Hotel, Republic B
2:00 – 4:00 PM

Project SEED Student Research Posters
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Exhibit Hall B2/C
8:00 – 10:00 PM

Vimeo ID: 45647267

50 Years of Project SEED by the Numbers  

50 years serving students

350+ participating institutions

11,000 students

40 U.S. states and territories

Join the ACS Project SEED community

Are you interested in ensuring the future of this program? It takes both students and donors to make it happen! Consider applying if you are an eligible student. If you would like to donate to the ACS Project SEED Program, please find more information below.


For more information

Phone: 1-800-227-5558 (ext. 4380)
Fax: 202-872-4361  |  Email:

ACS Project SEED Program
1155 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20036