Applications Now Open for Loan Repayment Program 2024 Cycle

Attn: Early-Stage Minority Health and Health Disparities Researchers

The NIH Loan Repayment Program (LRP) is now open for applications. All qualified health professionals with doctoral degrees: apply now to the 2024 application cycle. Applications are accepted through online application portal until November 16 at 8:00 p.m. ET.


The LRP offers loan repayment awards of up to $50,000 per year for up to 2 years. Awardees commit to engage in NIMHD and NIH mission-relevant minority health and health disparities research in non-federal settings for at least two years.

Since its inception, the NIMHD LRP has repaid the student loans of over 2,200 doctorate-level health professionals. Awardees have worked in a variety of disciplines, including medicine, epidemiology, psychology, social science, medicine, and health policy. LRP recipients have conducted research on areas such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, infant mortality, asthma, obesity, and kidney disease. Their investigations have examined biological, lifestyle, environmental, social, economic, institutional, cultural, and family influences on health disparities

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