NIH Loan Repayment Program

The NIH Loan Repayment Program (LRP) is now open for applications and invites qualified health professionals with doctoral degrees to apply to its 2021 application cycle. Applications are accepted through the online portal between September 1st and November 20th at 8:00 PM EST.

The LRP offers loan repayment awards of up to $50,000 per year for up to 2 years of a recipient’s qualified educational debt annually, in return for a commitment to engage in NIMHD and NIH-mission relevant health disparities or clinical research in non-federal research settings for at least two years. 

The objectives of the congressionally established programs are to:

  1. Increase the pool of highly qualified researchers who conduct health disparities research.
  2. Recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals from disadvantaged backgrounds into clinical research careers. 

Please apply early for this funding opportunity. 

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