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.
Please review the guidelines attached if you are interested in this program. Unlike most NIH applications, this application is submitted directly by the individual. However, applicants must have an eRA Commons ID. If you do not have an eRA Commons ID, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Submitted by Rebecca Hayes