Important Update: Students wanting to participate in the Indianapolis Project SEED Program must complete 2 applications asap before March 21:


1. National ACS Project SEED - both students and parents must complete this application from the ACS National office for Project SEED. They will approve all students who receive stipends based on family income. Click here or go to: - link opens in new window

2. Indianapolis Project SEED program. Students who complete this application also will also be considered for other programs if they do not make it into Project SEED: - link opens in new window

Dear Teachers, Students and Parents:

Thank you for your interest in the ACS Indianapolis Project SEED Summer Research Internship Program at IUPUI. 

We anticipate having both virtual and in-person opportunities in the summer of 2022.  If you live in a city or county far away from Indianapolis, it may be possible for you to still be able to participate virtually. 

Please click and complete the 2022 Project SEED application at - link opens in new window

IMPORTANT: It will be very important for students and their parents to attend information meetings via zoom.  We will contact all students who have signed up.

Project SEED only accepts students whose family income meets the Financial Eligibility Guidelines established by the American Chemical Society. Before you continue with this application process, please show parents this link, and review the income numbers according to household number size:

Photocopies of parents’ 2021 income tax returns that are completed this year will need to be submitted by the parents or legal guardians prior to the student being accepted.

If family income exceeds the guidelines, and you are an Indiana high school student, we recommend that you study all options available to you at the summary chart at There are multiple programs available for students depending on their location and interest.

All applicants must have completed 2 semesters of chemistry before the program begins and be:

Mature Sophomores – going into Junior year
Juniors – going into Senior year
Seniors* – going into college.

*There are laboratories that require students to be 18 so we encourage Seniors to apply.

In preparation, please:

Create an email account that you will use for the SEED application and for your future college applications. I personally recommend Yahoo or Gmail, and I recommend dignified email names like or to be more professional rather than

Important Dates:

Although March 15 is the application deadline, we encourage all students to complete the application as soon as possible as applicants will be reviewed in the order received.

March 21   - Application deadline.  All online information should be completed

May 1 - All students will be notified of acceptance status.

May 31 to July 22* - Start and Finish dates for the summer research program. *Students whose school schedule goes into June will have modified ending dates.

 Please click here and complete the Project SEED application. 

Updates and News.   If you would like to receive updates and news about the summer research program, please send an email to Please include your name, high school, graduation year and other relevant details.

After reading this page if you still have questions please contact our program coordinator, Elmer Sanders, by email: or by phone: (317) 514-3212