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Important Dates

  • Extramural Applications
    Opens: Sep 1, 2018
    Closes: Nov 15, 2018

  • Intramural Applications
    Opens: Sep 1, 2018 
    Closes: Variable 

 

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Apply for a New Award

Definition:

  • First time applicants; or
  • Individuals who applied previously but did not receive an LRP award.
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Application Information 

Learn more about applying:

  • Register for an LRP login;
  • Types of awards;
  • The application process; and
  • Login to complete or review the status of an application.

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Current Awardees

Access the Portal to find information about:

  • Repayment schedule;
  • Any outstanding verifications;
  • News and alerts;
  • Forms to download; and more.
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Manage an Award

Visit the Award section to learn more about:

  • Research, institution, or loan changes;
  • Tax implications;
  • Payment and service verification; and more.
Award Section

Renew an LRP Award

Visit the Renew Awards section to learn about:

  • Applying for a renewal award;
  • The eligibility criteria for renewal applications;
  • The renewal application process; and more.

Renew an LRP Award

Important Dates

  • Extramural Applications
    Opens: Sep 1, 2018
    Closes: Nov 15, 2018

  • Intramural Applications
    Opens: Sep 1, 2018 
    Closes: Variable 

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Apply for a Renewal Award

Definition:

  • Received at least one prior LRP award; and
  • Have sufficient eligible educational debt.
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Application Information

Learn more about renewing:

  • Register before starting an application;
  • Learn how to apply;
  • The application process; and
  • Login to complete or review the status of an application.

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Supporting Scientific Discovery

The NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) are a set of programs established by Congress and designed to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research careers. The escalating costs of advanced education and training in medicine and clinical specialties are forcing some scientists to abandon their research careers for higher-paying private industry or private practice careers.
 
The LRPs counteract that financial pressure by repaying up to $35,000 annually of a researcher's qualified educational debt in return for a commitment to engage in NIH mission-relevant research. Since tomorrow's medical breakthroughs will be made by investigators starting in their research careers today, the LRPs represent an important investment by NIH in the future of health discovery and the wellbeing of the Nation.  

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Application Periods and Documentation Deadlines

Extramural New & Renewal Awards

Online Application Period

clock icon Sep 1, 2018 - Nov 15, 2018

Supporting Documentation Period

clock icon Sep 1, 2018 - Nov 15, 2018

Intramural New Awards

Online Application Period

clock icon Sep 1, 2018 - Apr 3, 2019

Supporting Documentation Period

clock icon Sep 1, 2018 - Apr 17, 2019

Intramural ACGME New Awards

Online Application Period

clock icon  Sep 1, 2018 - Jun 1, 2019

Supporting Documentation Period

clock icon  Sep 1, 2018 - Jun 14, 2019

Intramural Renewal Awards

Online Application Period

clock icon Sep 1, 2018 - Feb 8, 2019

Supporting Documentation Period

clock icon Sep 1, 2018 - Feb 23, 2019

 

Erik Anderson, MD

Rheumatologist/ Elmezzi Scholar
Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine

“I think the LRP will provide additional exposure to research colleagues and networking opportunities. Although I just recently received the award this month, there have already been great opportunities, such as an invitation to participate in the Ambassador Program and attend the NIH Regional Seminar and LRP Awardee Reception”

 

Tobey Betthauser, PhD

Research Associate
Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
Department of Medicine
University of Wisconsin
Madison School of Medicine and Public Health

“Receiving an LRP award has been a tremendous first step to gain confidence, credentials and financial stability as I take the next steps in becoming an independent researcher. . It has also allowed me to establish connections and begin dialogue with individuals at the NIH and the NIA that will undoubtedly be beneficial as I work towards obtaining future research awards and grants”

 

Nicholas Burris, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Radiology
University of Michigan

“The most significant impact of the receiving the LRP has been the ability to focus my time and energy on the development of my research and junior academic career without an overwhelming sense of anxiety related to my large student debt burden”

 

Beth Fields, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Occupational Therapy
University of Pittsburgh

“Receiving the LRP award has positively impacted my family. We now have the financial ability to help my husband pursue a higher degree and to start saving money to purchase our first home”

 

Christine Fortney, PhD

Assistant Professor
College of Nursing
Center for Women, Children & Youth
Ohio State University

“I have a daughter who will be heading off to college soon. My husband and I were worried that my huge loan debt would impact our ability to help her with tuition and the other expenses she will have as a college student. The LRP award will significantly lessen our burden and help us to plan for her future, and ours”

 

Fatima Stanford, MD

Obesity Medicine Physician Scientist
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School

“The LRP has dramatically reduced the burden of student loans while allowing me to fulfill my life dream of conducting research as an obesity medicine researcher. I have encouraged many of my mentees and colleagues to apply for the LRP, and the LRP has served as a springboard board outstanding research careers”

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Upcoming Conferences

NOV3

Society for Neuroscience
San Diego, California
November 3-7 2018
 

NOV10

American Public Health Association
San Diego, California
November 10-14, 2018
 

DEC1

American Society for Hematology
San Diego, California
December 1 – 4 2018
 

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Office of Extramural Research All About Grants Podcast featuring The NIH Loan Repayment Programs

Tune in to a new episode of “All About Grants“, a podcast for investigators, fellows, students, research administrators, and others just curious about grants policy, process, and other topics relevant to NIH’s extramural research program. https://nexus.od.nih.gov/all/2016/09/29/new-on-all-about-grants-nih-lrp/

NIH LRPs Overview – Dr. Ericka Boone

Dr. Ericka Boone shares her insight on the Division of Loan Repayment. She explores some of the programs of loan repayment that the NIH has to offer.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Il3gCBsAZbY&t=6s

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