September 23, 2010

NIH Loan Repayment Programs: November 15

For researchers who have incurred significant educational debt, the NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) are an attractive opportunity. If you can commit to conducting two years of qualified biomedical or behavioral research at a nonprofit or government institution of your choice, the two-year awards repay up to $35,000 of student loan debt annually (for program details, see NOT-OD-10-105). On average, nearly 40 percent of all new LRP applications are funded, and the awards are renewable. So start your application now; the deadline is November 15.

With the start of our 10th year, we are creating new professional development opportunities to capitalize on the growing list of current and former participants. The newly-launched LRP Ambassador Network encourages alumni to share their experiences with potential applicants, and this fall, LRP will host a Webinar for young professionals who want to learn how to map out their careers with NIH.

Interested in Applying?

  • Contact an NIH LRP liaison to discuss research priority areas
  • Review the application tips available in “Tips for Completing a Competitive Application”
  • Check out the LRP payment estimator

Visit for more details and to apply. For additional assistance, call or e-mail the LRP Information Center at (866) 849-4047 or You can also sign up to receive application cycle updates through Twitter @NIH_LRP or

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