NIH Loan Repayment Programs

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Extramural Loan Repayment Programs (LRP) application cycle opened September 1, 2019, and will close on November 15, 2019. Please see the document below for more information regarding the LRP process and obtaining approval from the Office of Sponsored Research Services (OSRS).

The NIH Loan Repayment Programs 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 LRPs repay up to $50,000 annually of a researcher’s qualified educational debt in return for a commitment to engage in NIH mission-relevant research.​

LRP Procedure Document 

About the author

Melissa Vetter is the Biology, Psychological & Brain Sciences, and Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology (PNP) librarian at Olin Library, part of the University Libraries at Washington University in St. Louis.