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Program Description

The Contraception and Infertility Research Loan Repayment Program (CIR-LRP) is authorized by Section 487B of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 288-2), as amended by Public Law 105-392. The CIR-LRP provides for the repayment of the educational loan debt of qualified health professionals (including graduate students) who agree to commit to a period of obligated service of not less than two years conducting research with respect to contraception and/or infertility at an NICHD intramural laboratory or in a qualified domestic non-profit institution (tax-exempt under 26 USC 501). The CIR-LRP will pay up to $35,000 of the principal and interest of such individual's educational loans for each year of obligated service. Actual loan repayments are based on the proportion of a participant's qualifying educational loan debt relative to his/her salary or compensation (Click here for more detailed information on salary and compensation), at the time the NIH Loan Repayment Program Contract begins. In addition to the loan repayments, the CIR-LRP will pay participants an amount equal to 39 percent of the total amount of the loan repayments made for the taxable year in order to provide reimbursement for Federal tax liability caused by the Program's loan repayments. The purpose of the CIR-LRP is the recruitment and retention of highly qualified health professionals conducting contraception and/or infertility research.

Specific questions about the Contraception and Infertility Research Loan Repayment Program should be directed to Dr. Steven Kaufman of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) at 301-435-6989 or by e-mail at sck@nih.gov

Program Administration

The Center for Population Research (CPR) of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development NICHD) is responsible administering the application process for the CIR-LRP. The CIR-LRP is administered in accordance with Section 487B (42 USC 288-2) of the Public Health Service Act.

Contact Information for the NICHD CIR-LRP:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
Dr. Steven Kaufman
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
6100 Executive Blvd, Room 8B13, MSC-7510
Bethesda, MD 20892-7510
Telephone: 301-435-6989
Fax: 301-480-1972
sck@nih.gov

The NIH Division of Loan Repayment is responsible for the administration of payments and oversight of the application process for the CIR-LRP.

The contact information for the NIH Division of Loan Repayment is:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
Division of Loan Repayment
Telephone 866-849-4047
Facsimile 866-849-4046
URL: www.lrp.nih.gov





Date Last Updated: Sept. 14, 2010


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