NIH encourages outstanding health professionals to pursue careers in biomedical, behavioral, social, and clinical research. If you commit at least two years to conducting qualified research funded by a domestic nonprofit organization or U.S. federal, state, or local government entity, NIH may repay up to $35,000 of your qualified student loan debt per year, including most undergraduate, graduate, and medical school loans. Loan repayment benefits are in addition to the institutional salary you receive for your research.
LRP applications will be accepted annually from September 1 through November 15, 8:00 p.m. EST. Applications must be submitted electronically using the NIH Loan Repayment Program Website, www.lrp.nih.gov.
The NIH is offering the following extramural loan repayment programs:
Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Clinical Research (LRP-CR)
Extramural Pediatric Research Loan Repayment Program (LRP-PR)
Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Health Disparities Research (LRP-HDR)
Extramural Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (LRP-IDB)
Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Contraception and Infertility Researchers (LRP-CIR)