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Important Dates

  • Extramural Applications
    Opens: Sep 1, 2017
    Closes: Nov 15, 2017

  • Intramural Applications
    Opens: Sep 1, 2017 
    Closes: Variable 

 

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Apply for a New Award

Definition:

  • First time applicants; or
  • Individuals who applied previously but did not receive an LRP award.

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Application Information 

Learn more about applying:

  • Register for an LRP login;
  • Types of awards;
  • The application process; and
  • Login to complete or review the status of an application.

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Current Awardees

Access the Portal to find information about:

  • Repayment schedule;
  • Any outstanding verifications;
  • News and alerts;
  • Forms to download; and more.

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Manage an Award

Visit the Award section to learn more about:

  • Research, institution, or loan changes;
  • Tax implications;
  • Payment and service verification; and more.

Award Section

Renew an LRP Award

Visit the Renew Awards section to learn about:

  • Applying for a renewal award;
  • The eligibility criteria for renewal applications;
  • The renewal application process; and more.

Renew an LRP Award

Important Dates

  • Extramural Applications
    Opens: Sep 1, 2017
    Closes: Nov 15, 2017

  • Intramural Applications
    Opens: Sep 1, 2017 
    Closes: Variable 

Review All Deadlines

Apply for a Renewal Award

Definition:

  • Received at least one prior LRP award; and
  • Have sufficient eligible educational debt.

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Application Information

Learn more about renewing:

  • Register before starting an application;
  • Learn how to apply;
  • The application process; and
  • Login to complete or review the status of an application.

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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 $35,000 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.  

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Application Periods and Documentation Deadlines

Extramural New & Renewal Awards

Online Application Period

clock icon Sep 1, 2017 - Nov 15, 2017

Supporting Documentation Period

clock icon Sep 1, 2017 - Nov 15, 2017

Intramural New Awards

Online Application Period

clock icon Sep 1, 2017 - Apr 3, 2018

Supporting Documentation Period

clock icon Sep 1, 2017 - Apr 17, 2018

Intramural ACGME New Awards

Online Application Period

clock icon Sep 1, 2017 - Jun 15, 2018

Supporting Documentation Period

clock icon Sep 1, 2017 - Jun 29, 2018

Intramural Renewal Awards

Online Application Period

clock icon Sep 1, 2017 - Feb 9, 2018

Supporting Documentation Period

clock icon Sep 1, 2017 - Feb 23, 2018

 

Henrika McCoy, PhD, MSW

Associate Professor
Jane Adams College of Social Work
University of Illinois at Chicago

“Receiving an LRP provided supportive evidence regarding the importance of my areas of research”

 

Kristen Miller, DrPH, CPPS

Senior Research Scientist
Medstar Health

“The award provided me the confidence and clout to move forward with multiple grant applications and a transition to a Senior Research Scientist position with the leading human factors research team in the nation”

 

Peter P. Nghiem, DVM, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences
Texas A&M University

“Obtaining an NIH LRP has significantly improved my biosketch and has validated the cumulative hard work that I and my mentors have invested into my career development”

 

Phillip Pierorazio, MD

Associate Professor of Urology and Oncology, Kidney Cancer Biomarkers for Early Diagnosis and Risk Stratification
John Hopkins School of Medicine

“I have met phenomenal colleagues both in and outside of my institution through the LRP. This has facilitated collaborative research and more grant applications”

 

Stefanie Sisley, MD

Assistant Professor
Children's Nutrition Research Center
Baylor College of Medicine

“The LRP has given my family significant financial benefit as it will allow me to pay off my medical school loans almost 20 years ahead of schedule”

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Upcoming Conferences

AUG9

American Psychological Association (APA)
San Francisco, California
August 9-12, 2018
 

NOV3

Society for Neuroscience
San Diego, California
November 3-7 2018
 

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Office of Extramural Research All About Grants Podcast featuring The NIH Loan Repayment Programs

Tune in to a new episode of “All About Grants“, a podcast for investigators, fellows, students, research administrators, and others just curious about grants policy, process, and other topics relevant to NIH’s extramural research program. https://nexus.od.nih.gov/all/2016/09/29/new-on-all-about-grants-nih-lrp/

NIH LRPs Overview – Dr. Ericka Boone

Dr. Ericka Boone shares her insight on the Division of Loan Repayment. She explores some of the programs of loan repayment that the NIH has to offer.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Il3gCBsAZbY&t=6s

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