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 $50,000 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.
Application Periods and Documentation Deadlines
Extramural New & Renewal Awards
Sep 1, 2023 - Nov 16, 2023Supporting Documentation Period
Sep 1, 2023 - Nov 16, 2023
Intramural New & Renewal Awards
Jan 2, 2024 - Mar 15, 2024Supporting Documentation Period
Jan 2, 2024 - Mar 15, 2024
Intramural ACGME New Awards
Jan 2, 2024 - Apr 15, 2024Supporting Documentation Period
Jan 2, 2024 - Apr 15, 2024
Contact & Engage
Inside Cancer Careers Podcast Episode 3: Starting Your Lab & Repaying Your Loans
In this episode of Inside Cancer Careers, we first hear from Dr. Simon Schwörer, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago in Hematology Oncology, and how he started his own lab. We then hear from Matthew Lockhart, Director of the Division of Loan Repayment at the NIH to discuss the Loan Repayment Program (LRP) along with a couple of LRP Ambassadors. https://www.cancer.gov/grants-training/training/inside-cancer-careers/episode-3