The mission of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Division of Loan Repayment (DLR) is to enhance the quality and diversity of the scientific community through incentives for biomedical and behavioral researchers and trainees. This is accomplished through the development and management of the congressionally mandated Loan Repayment Programs and the NRSA Payback Service Center.
The vision of the Division of Loan Repayment is to improve global health by promoting biomedical and behavioral research.
Henrika McCoy, PhD, MSW
Jane Adams College of Social Work
University of Illinois at Chicago
“Receiving an LRP provided supportive evidence regarding the importance of my areas of research”
Kristen Miller, DrPH, CPPS
Senior Research Scientist
“The award provided me the confidence and clout to move forward with multiple grant applications and a transition to a Senior Research Scientist position with the leading human factors research team in the nation”
Peter P. Nghiem, DVM, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences
Texas A&M University
“Obtaining an NIH LRP has significantly improved my biosketch and has validated the cumulative hard work that I and my mentors have invested into my career development”
Phillip Pierorazio, MD
Associate Professor of Urology and Oncology, Kidney Cancer Biomarkers for Early Diagnosis and Risk Stratification
John Hopkins School of Medicine
“I have met phenomenal colleagues both in and outside of my institution through the LRP. This has facilitated collaborative research and more grant applications”
Stefanie Sisley, MD
Children's Nutrition Research Center
Baylor College of Medicine
“The LRP has given my family significant financial benefit as it will allow me to pay off my medical school loans almost 20 years ahead of schedule”
Division of Loan Repayment (DLR)
DLR administers all aspects of the NIH Extramural Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) and provides support to application and payment activities for the NIH Intramural LRPs. DLR maintains the online application system for the LRPs, screens applications for completeness and eligibility, coordinates payments to lenders on behalf of awardees, and conducts communication and outreach activities to raise awareness about the LRPs. Additionally, DLR is responsible for administering payback requirements for the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA).
Loan Repayment Programs and the Information Center
The main objective of the LRPs is to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals in research careers. In exchange for a commitment to conduct biomedical or behavioral research, the LRPs will repay up to $35,000 of an LRP awardee's qualified educational debt each year. There are eight NIH LRPs, five for researchers outside the NIH (Extramural) and three for NIH employee researchers (Intramural).
The LRP Information Center staff is available to answer questions regarding eligibility, provide help with the LRP online application system, and provide general information about the LRPs, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, excluding Federal holidays.
Phone: (866) 849-4047
National Research Service Awards Payback Service Center
The Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Payback Service Center administers payback requirements for NRSA awards. Legislation requires postdoctoral recipients of NRSA support to pay back the U.S. Government by engaging in health-related biomedical or behavioral research. Postdoctoral trainees and fellows are required to engage in acceptable payback activities within two years of termination of their NRSA awards.
The NRSA Payback Service Center home page is located at http://grants.nih.gov/training/payback.htm.
Phone: (866) 298-9371
Staff may be reached via phone at (301) 594-3234 or via email Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, excluding Federal holidays.
|LRP Information Center||General LRP Information|
|NRSA Payback Service Center||General NRSA Information|
|Ericka Boone, Ph.D.||Director|
|Stephen Boehlert||Director of Operations|
|Carla De La Cruz||Financial Analyst|
|Angie Deynes||Admin Support Assistant|
|Lorena Geddes||IT Specialist|
|Maria Gomez||Program Analyst|
|Matthew Lockhart||Program Analyst|
|Marguerite Matthews, Ph.D.||AAAS Science & Technology Fellow|
|Jill Mattia, Ph.D.||Evaluation Officer|
|Andru Ciosek||Project Manager (Contractor)|
|Khari Gaillard||Financial Analyst (Contractor)|
|Jigna Gohil||Information Center (Contractor)|
|Robert Garriock||Program Analyst (Contractor)|
|Richard Gill||Information Center (Contractor)|
|Holly Gu||Financial Analyst (Contractor)|
|Tracey Jones||LRP Support (Contractor)|
|Tae Kwak||Financial Analyst (Contractor)|
|Omar McCrimmon||Communications Specialist (Contractor)|
|Dana Morgan||Information Center (Contractor)|
|Patricia Robinson||Front Desk (Contractor)|
|Bonni Bowie||NRSA Payback Specialist|
|Beverly Venable||NRSA Payback Specialist|
|Patricia Robinson||NRSA Support (Contractor)|