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SUPPORTING INDIVIDUALS AT NIH IN BIOMEDICAL CAREERS

General Research Loan Repayment Program

Program Purpose

The purpose of the General Research Loan Repayment Program is to establish a program of educational loan repayment to attract highly qualified health professionals, particularly physicians, to conduct research at NIH. The mission of the General Research Loan Repayment Program (General LRP) is to attract talented researchers to public service as employees of NIH, using loan repayment as an economic incentive to embark on biomedical research careers. Generally, those at tenure track level or above are given priority for funding of LRP awards.

Fellows who are offered employment by the NIH in subspecialty and residency training programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) may be eligible for $17,000 in loan repayment. Once they are offered employment, their Fellowship Program Director must provide DLR with the recommendation form and the employment materials listed therein to initiate the special ACGME LRP Application Process. Upon notification that a formal offer has been made, DLR will contact the ACGME fellow directly to determine their eligibility (based on educational debt) and provide them with the link to online application. ACGME Fellows wishing to be considered for this program should not begin any online application until instructed to do so by the DLR.

Program Announcement

In June 1993, P.L. 103-43 authorized Section 487C (42 USC 288-3), which established a program of educational loan repayment to attract highly qualified health professionals, particularly physicians, to conduct research at NIH.

Program Eligibility

  • Meet general eligibility requirements of the Intramural LRPs outlined in the eligibility section of the site
  • Engage in qualified research
  • All applicants: must hold a three-year appointment at the NIH beginning in the fiscal year in which they are applying

Definitions

Qualified Research

Research approved by the Loan Repayment Committee based on the nature of the proposed research and its relationship to the mission and priorities of the NIH.

Glossary of Terms

Assistance

For further assistance, we encourage you to contact:
  • Loan Repayment Programs (LRP) Information Center. Call 866-849-4047 or e-mail lrp@nih.gov
  • LRP liaison at your NIH Institute or Center




Date Last Updated: December 17, 2012


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