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NIH Invites Applications to its Annual Loan Repayment Programs; Accepted Sept. 1 - Nov. 15


NIH Invites Applications to its Annual Loan Repayment Programs

The NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs​) were established by Congress to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research careers. NIH has released a notice regarding the 2018 annual cycle for the Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Clinical Researchers (LRP-CR) (NOT-OD-18-196).  It invites qualified health professionals who contractually agree to engage in NIH mission-relevant research for an average of at least 20 hours each week for at least two years, initially, to apply for an award in the Extramural LRPs. The Extramural LRPs repay up to $35,000 annually of a researcher's qualified educational debt in return for a commitment to engage in NIH mission-relevant research at a domestic, nonprofit, or government entity. Research funding from NIH is not required to participate in the Programs. LRP awards are based on an applicant's potential to build and sustain a research career.

Applications for the 2019 cycle of the National Institutes of Health's Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) will be accepted from September 1 through November 15, 2018. For further details on the application process, see the NIH LRP Apply website​.

If you have questions or are interested in applying, please contact Jan Abramson, Sponsored Projects Officer, at or 801-581-8342