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Application Process

Overview

The Loan Repayment Committee (LRC), is composed of senior intramural scientists, including basic (bench) and clinical researchers, and science policy administrators. The LRC is chaired by the NIH Deputy Director for Intramural Research, and the Director, DLR, serves as the Executive Secretary. The Director, DLR, verifies the eligibility of applicants and loans submitted for repayment and notifies individuals when awards are made by the LRC. Since LRP participation is contingent upon NIH employment, applicants must be recommended by an employing institute or center (IC) of the NIH to be considered by the LRC.

Both the individual and the IC complete the necessary application forms (see the Summary of Application Forms, below) and submit them electronically to the DLR which verifies eligibility of applicants and their loans and submits those eligible to the LRC. The LRC reviews, ranks, and approves/disapproves eligible applicants for LRP awards.

Note: ACGME applicants should not start the online application until provided the special URL from DLR.

Application Deadlines

The online applications are available annually beginning on September 1 and must be submitted by the appropriate deadline. The deadline for Renewal applicants is February 1 and the deadline for New applicants is April 1 (see “Summary” for details).

Loan Repayment Committee Reviews

LRC reviews are based primarily on the applicant’s credentials and demonstrated potential to perform basic or clinical research. In some cases, the research training plan is the primary review focus.

LRP Awards

Award funding is highly competitive, and priority is based on LRC scores. Initial applications are competed against each other, while renewal applications are competed against each other. After the LRC meets, the Director, DLR, notifies individuals of the amounts of their LRP awards. A LRP contract is executed when the approved individual accepts an offer of NIH employment or continued employment for the period of the LRP contract. If the LRC-approved research assignment changes, or if the employing IC changes, the participant must have their continued eligibility re-certified. However, participation in the LRP does not begin until the individual enters-on-duty as an NIH employee in the LRC-approved research position.

Summary of Application Forms

Form

# of Forms

New Applicants

Renewal Applicants

 

(Participants applying for extensions only)

The applicant submits the following to the LRP:

Recommendations

3

Check mark

N/A

Loan Data Verification

1 per loan

Check mark

N/A

The recommending/employing Institute or Center of the NIH submits the following to the LRP, through the IC Coordinator:

Applicant Information*

1

Check mark
Check mark

Personal Statement

1

Check mark
Check mark

Contract

1

Check mark
Check mark

IC Recommendation for LRP Funding

1

Check mark
Check mark

Proposed Research Assignment

1

Check mark
Check mark

Assessment of Research Activity

1

Check mark
Check mark

Research Accomplishments

1

N/A

Check mark

Applicants, under their mentor's guidance, complete the following:

Oral Presentation

N/A

N/A

Check mark


* Includes submission of a current biosketch.



Date Last Updated: May 14, 2012


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