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NIH Student Loan Repayment Program

The NIH Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) is a non-scientist loan repayment program. Its purpose is to facilitate the recruitment and retention of highly qualified, non-scientist, NIH employees. The SLRP is managed centrally by the Office of Management (OM), Office of Human Resources (OHR) and is not among the research-based LRPs administered by the Division of Loan Repayment.

For information about the SLRP, go to the Title 5 Compensation page.

Intramural Loan Repayment Program

NIH employee research scientists and fellows who accept an NIH full-time equivalent (FTE) appointment may be eligible to apply to one of three Intramural Loan Repayment Program (LRP) subcategories. NIH may repay eligible educational debt in return for an agreement to conduct qualified research activities as an NIH employee. There are three Intramural LRP subcategories:

  • AIDS Research;
  • Clinical Research for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds; and
  • General Research, including ACGME Fellows.

To learn more about the Intramural LRP, please visit the Eligibility & Programs page.

NIH IC LRP Contacts and Program Officers

The NIH LRP Intranet is available to all LRP Contacts and Program Officers. The Intranet is only available to NIH employees who are able to log in with their NIH credentials.

NIH Extramural Intranet

LRP Policy Advisory Committee (PAC)

FAQs and Guides for LRP Contacts and Program Officers

Funding Opportunities and Other Support

Guide Notices - NIH Guide Notices for the Extramural LRP.

NIH Office of Extramural Research (OER) – Learn about NIH’s extramural research and funding opportunities through the OER website.

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) – NRSA pre- and postdoctoral research training fellowships help ensure that a diverse pool of highly-trained scientists will be available in adequate numbers and in appropriate research areas to carry out the nation’s future biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research agenda. Learn more about this opportunity and how it fits with LRP participation.

Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) – A program provided through the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, CTSA funds a national consortium of academic health centers that aims to improve human health by transforming the research and training environment to enhance the efficiency and quality of clinical and translational research.

Inside the NIH Grant Review Process – For more information about additional NIH funding, watch these videos to learn about peer review and gain insight on the application process. Please note that the LRPs' application and peer review processes differ from those described in the videos.