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For New Applicants

Important Dates

  • Extramural Applications
    Opens: Sep 1, 2019
    Closes: Nov 15, 2019

  • Intramural Applications
    Opens: Jan 2, 2020 
    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, 2019
    Closes: Nov 15, 2019

  • Intramural Applications
    Opens: Jan 2, 2020 
    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 $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.

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First Time Visitors Use our guide to find the best place to start on our website Download 2020 Online Application System Instruction GuideApplication ProcessInteractive Roadmap Repayment CalculatorUse our repayment calculator to get an estimate on the amount of your award CALCULATE

Application Periods and Documentation Deadlines

Extramural New & Renewal Awards

Online Application Period

 Sep 1, 2019 - Nov 15, 2019

Supporting Documentation Period

 Sep 1, 2019 - Nov 15, 2019

Intramural New & Renewal Awards

Online Application Period

 Jan 2, 2020 - Mar 16, 2020

Supporting Documentation Period

 Jan 2, 2020 - Mar 16, 2020

Intramural ACGME New Awards

Online Application Period

 Jan 2, 2020 - Jun 1, 2020

Supporting Documentation Period

 Jan 2, 2020 - Jun 1, 2020

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Ambassador Highlights

Ramon B., MD

“The LRP program has connected me to a network of phenomenal scientists across the country which has opened up potential collaborations and future grant applications. The ability to pay off student loans more than a decade in advance has really provided tremendous financial flexibility to remain in an academic research faculty position”

Fatima S., MD

“The LRP has dramatically reduced the burden of student loans while allowing me to fulfill my life dream of conducting research as an obesity medicine researcher. I have encouraged many of my mentees and colleagues to apply for the LRP, and the LRP has served as a springboard board outstanding research careers”

Kristen M., DrPH, CPPS

“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”

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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. [nexus.od.nih.gov]

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.  [www.youtube.com]

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LRP Repayment Calculator

The repayment amounts shown here are non-binding estimates based on the information entered. If an applicant receives an LRP award, the total award will be calculated by NIH and may be different than the values shown in this calculator.

Total Repayment for Award:   Quarterly Payment Breakdown Year 1Year 1 PaymentsYear 2Year 2 PaymentsYear 3Year 3 PaymentsQuarter 1 Quarter 5 Quarter 9 Quarter 2 Quarter 6 Quarter 10 Quarter 3 Quarter 7 Quarter 11 Quarter 4 Quarter 8 Quarter 12 Results notes

Application Periods

Application Periods and Documentation Deadlines

Extramural New & Renewal Awards

Online Application Period

 Sep 1, 2019 – Nov 15, 2019

Supporting Documentation Period

 Sep 1, 2019 – Nov 15, 2019

Intramural New Awards

Online Application Period

 Jan 2, 2020 – Mar 16, 2020

Supporting Documentation Period

 Jan 2, 2020 – Mar 16, 2020

Intramural ACGME New Awards

Online Application Period

 Jan 2, 2020 – Jun 1, 2020

Supporting Documentation Period

 Jan 2, 2020 – Jun 1, 2020

Intramural Renewal Awards

Online Application Period

 Jan 2, 2020 – Mar 16, 2020

Supporting Documentation Period

 Jan 2, 2020 – Mar 16, 2020

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