NIH Extramural Loan Repayment Programs
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Extramural Loan Repayment Program(1MB) is designed to attract health professionals to careers in clinical, pediatric, health disparities, or contraceptive and infertility research. The program offers up to $35,000 per year to repay student loans of scientists, physicians, dentists, and other doctoral level health professionals willing to commit to a career in clinical, pediatric, health disparities or contraception and infertility research. NIEHS participates in two of the five programs: Clinical Research (LRP-CR) and Pediatric Research (LRP-PR). Applicants must be citizens, nationals or permanent residents of the United States; be engaged in qualifying research activities; and commit to spend at least 50% of their time for two years conducting the approved research service.
The NIH: Division of Loan Repayment has program information, current funding opportunities when available, and an online application.