NSF REU Application

2022 Heritage University National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (HU NSF REU)

Rolling Admissions Starting January/February 2022

Minimum requirements for 2022 Applicants:

  1. Science major at university or community college,
  2. Strong desire, passion, and interest in science,
  3. Required coursework (at least one of each: college level Math, Biology and Chemistry courses).

For Summer 2022, the paid internship will include the following:

  • $6,000 research stipend for 10 weeks summer research experience. During the COVID-19 pandemic, public health guidelines are in place at each research site to ensure the health and safety for both mentors and mentees.  In addition, research mentors are carefully monitoring the course of the Covid-19 pandemic and the specific format of either in-person or remote summer research experience will be updated for each research site.
  • Transportation funds and housing are all covered by our HU NSF REU at selected summer research site in the event of in-person research experience during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Health and safety guidelines are in place for summer research site housing and will be shared to REU participants.
  • Internship includes a mandatory pre-REU workshop at Heritage University to be held on Tuesday, May 24th and Wednesday, May 25th 2022 from 10:30am to 2:30pm Pacific Time on both days. The format (eg. in-person/online) will be updated as we navigate uncertain times during the pandemic. The pre-REU workshop will be recorded for all accepted applicants.

Research experience at host labs starts late May or early/mid June and ends in early August or early September (alternative times may be considered).

Research Areas

USDA-ARS, Wapato, WA

 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA

 Oregon State University’s Biochemistry and Biophysics Program, Corvallis, OR

Washington State University at Prosser, Prosser, WA.

Western Washington University’s Biology Department, Bellingham, WA

University of Puget Sound, Department of Biology, Tacoma, WA

Heritage University, Toppenish, WA

Submit your application via the form below. You can upload your research interest ranking, personal statement, unofficial transcript and letter of recommendation using the form or email to:

Dr. Bob Kao
Heritage University, College of Arts and Sciences
(509) 955-8683

IMPORTANT: If you choose to “Save and Continue Later” instead of submitting your application, be sure to copy and save the link provided on the screen. You should also receive an email, but spam filters occasionally block this email.


Dr. Bob Kao
Heritage University, College of Arts and Sciences
Science Department- Room 2333
3240 Fort Road
Toppenish, WA 98948
(509) 955-8683