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NIH Loan Repayment Programs

Do you have outstanding student loan debt? The congressionally-established National Institute of Health Loan Repayment Programs (NIH LRP) are designed to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research careers. Successful applicants will have up to $50,000 annually of qualified educational debt repaid by the NIH in return for a commitment to engage in NIH mission-relevant research. From 2011 - 2018, the success rate for the NIH LRP was 50%.

There are five specific program areas for the NIH Loan Repayment Program: Clinical Research, Pediatric Research, Health Disparities Research, Contraception and Infertility Research and Clinical Research for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds. Interested? Check out the application process interactive roadmap.

The online application period is September 1, 2019 through November 15, 2019 (5pm local time).

There will be two upcoming NIH LRP informational workshops in the 2nd floor conference room of the Research Administartion Building (RAB):

Thursday, August 29th at 9am

Thursday, October 3rd at noon

If you have questions or are interested in applying, please contact Jan Abramson, Sponsored Projects Officer, at or 801/581-8342.

Last Updated: 8/29/19