NSF REU Application

2023 Heritage University National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (HU NSF REU)

Rolling Admissions Starting January/February 2023

Minimum requirements for 2023 Applicants:

  1. Science major at university or community college,
  2. Strong desire, passion, and interest in science.

For Summer 2023, the paid internship will include the following:

  • For Summer 2023, the paid internship will include the following: $6,000 research stipend for 10 weeks summer research experience, NSF funds to support travel to the research lab site, and on-campus summer housing at Western Washington University, Oregon State University at Corvallis, or at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center at the University of Washington in Seattle. At each summer research host institution in our Pacific Northwest Partnerships NSF REU program, public health guidelines are in place at each research site to ensure the health and safety for both mentors and mentees.
  • 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.
  • Pre REU workshop and discussions on diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in STEM fields will be on Tuesday, May 23rd and Wednesday, May 24th 2023 10.30am to 3.30pm pacific time. The pre-REU workshop is mandatory for all REU participants and a guidebook will be provided. More specifics on our pre REU workshop will be provided in early to mid May 2023 for Summer 2023 undergraduate participants in our Pacific Northwest Partnerships & Heritage University NSF REU program.

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 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

Supporting Documents

Letter of Recommendation Template