Project SEED

ACS Project SEED, established in collaboration with UC Davis EAOP, the UC Davis Chemistry Department, and the American Chemical Society, exposes students to academic disciplines in the physical sciences and related careers. Project SEED is an eight-week (June 19 - August 11) non-residential summer program that provides students with the opportunity to work as part of a scientific team of professors and graduate students in the Chemistry Department at UC Davis. Students will conduct hands-on research in the laboratory using state-of-the-art techniques and instrumentation, research information using the internet and the library, and process and analyze data and graphs. Project SEED requires a commitment of 40 hours per week, Monday- Friday, 9 am-5 pm.


To be eligible for Project SEED, students must be enrolled in the UC Davis Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP).  Additionally, each candidate must meet the following eligibility guidelines:

  • Must be currently enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade at a UC Davis EAOP school site
  • Must have the legal right to accept work in the United States
  • Must be currently enrolled or have completed college preparatory science (i.e.- Chemistry, Biology, or Physics)
  • Have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or above
  • Priority will be given to students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds whose maximum family income does not exceed 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines ( based on family size 


Students selected to participate in Project SEED 2023 will receive a stipend of $3,200. Students will receive half of the stipend mid-way through the program and the other half at the end of the program.


Applications are due online no later than 5:00 PM on April 12, 2023. For additional application support, you can find recorded webinars through here 

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