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Loan Repayment Program

NIH Extramural Loan Repayment Programs

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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 and Pediatric Research . 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.


See  for program information, current funding opportunities when available, and to apply online.


Program Contact:

Astrid Haugen
Astrid C. Haugen
Health Specialist
Summer Supplement Program Administrator
Tel 984-287-3266
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop K3-15
Durham, N.C. 27709