Office of Loan Repayment and Scholarship
Bethesda, Maryland The National Institutes of Health is now accepting applications to its five Loan Repayment Programs. January 31, 2003 is the deadline for receipt of online applications.
The NIH Loan Repayment Programs (http://www.lrp.nih.gov)
can repay up to $35,000 a year of qualified educational debt for health
professionals pursuing careers in Clinical, Pediatric, Clinical Research for
Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds, Contraception and Infertility,
or Health Disparities research. The programs also provide coverage for Federal
and state tax liabilities.
Participants must have achieved a doctorate-level degree, devote 50% or more
of their time to research funded by either a non-profit organization or government
entity (Federal, State, or Local) and have educational loan debt equal to
or exceeding 20% of their institutional base salary. US Citizens and permanent
residents can apply.
The five NIH Loan Repayment Programs are the Clinical Research LRP, Clinical
Research LRP for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds, Contraception
and Infertility Research LRP, Health Disparities Research LRP, and Pediatric
"The NIH Loan Repayment Programs are part of our nation's effort
to ensure a solid foundation of clinical research professionals for the next
generation," said Ruth Kirschstein, Deputy Director of the NIH. "These programs
provide a means for health professionals to launch their research careers
unfettered by the burden of student loan debt."
January 31, 2003 at 5pm EST is the only application receipt deadline for the 2003 Fiscal Year.
Visit http://www.lrp.nih.gov for information
and to apply online or call the Helpline at 866-849-4047 if you have any questions.