NIH Loan Repayment Program (LRP)



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

Program FAQs

Receipt Date: November 17th, 2022


Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Clinical Researchers (LRP-CR)


Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Pediatric Research (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 Research (LRP-CIR)


Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Research in Emerging Areas Critical to Human Health (LRP-REACH)