Intramural and Extramural Loan Repayment Programs
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 $50,000 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.
Masters, PhD, Post Doctorate
Age minimum or maximum:*
Open to international students:
Required to demonstrate financial need:
Engineering, Life Sciences/ Health Sciences, Interdisciplinary
Demographic Information (preferred or required):
Date application is available:
USC endorsement required:
National Institutes of Health