The Loan Repayment Program is a vital component of our nation's efforts to attract health professionals to careers in research. Through this program, doctoral-level researchers with domestic nonprofit or U.S government (Federal, state or local) funding must conduct research for 50% or more of their total level of effort for an average of at least 20 hours per week during each quarterly service period. In exchange for a two-year commitment to their research career, NIH will repay up to $50,000 per year of qualified educational debt, pay an additional 39% of the repayments to cover Federal taxes that result from these payments.
Opportunities and FAQs
Extramural Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (LRP-IDB)
Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Contraception and Infertility Research (LRP-CIR)
Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Research in Emerging Areas Critical to Human Health (LRP-REACH)