NIH Loan Repayment Program (LRP)
Annual Application Receipt Date: September 1 through November 15 8:00 p.m. EST
Annual Peer Review Date: February - May
Annual Anticipated Award Date: July - September
*While completing the online application, the Institutional Approver for Columbia University is William Berger at firstname.lastname@example.org of Sponsored Projects Administration.
For all details of the 2015 NIH Loan Repayment Program, refer to the website at:
You do the research. NIH will repay your student loans. That is the idea behind the National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs).NIH wants to encourage outstanding health professionals to pursue careers in biomedical, behavioral, social, and clinical research. If you commit at least two years to conducting qualified research funded by a domestic nonprofit organization or U.S. federal, state, or local government entity, NIH may repay up to $35,000 of your qualified student loan debt per year, including most undergraduate, graduate, and medical school loans. Loan repayment benefits are in addition to the institutional salary you receive for your research.
If you are or will be conducting qualified research at a domestic nonprofit institution outside NIH, you may be eligible for one of the five extramural LRPs:
- Clinical Research
- Pediatric Research
- Health Disparities Research
- Contraception and Infertility Research
- Clinical Research for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds
For more information, visit the NIH Loan Repayment Program site:
Applicants are required to apply online. For step-by-step instructions, go to: