Office of Research and Project Administration
Please see the reminder below regarding the NIH Loan Repayment Program. The deadline is December 1, 2007.
Please contact your ORPA Research Administrator with any questions.
Donna Beyea - x5-8037
Marlene Boutet - x3-3960
Brenda Kavanaugh - x5-1504
Jane Tolbert - x5-4210
Cheryl Williams - x5-1503
From: NIH Loan Repayment Programs News [mailto:NIH_LRP@LIST.NIH.GOV] On Behalf Of LRP Main (NIH/OD)
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NIH is reminding health professionals engaged in biomedical and behavioral research to apply online for a loan repayment award before the upcoming annual deadline, December 1, 2007.* The Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) are a vital component of our nation's efforts to recruit and retain highly qualified professionals to careers in priority research areas.
NIH annually awards loan repayment contracts to approximately 1,600 health professionals. Approximately 40% of new and 70% of renewal applicants are funded each year. Please refer to our loan repayment brochure http://www.lrp.nih.gov/brochure.pdf.
NIH will repay up to $35,000 annually of qualified educational debt for health professionals pursuing careers in one of the five LRPs: Clinical, Pediatric, Health Disparities, Contraception and Infertility, and Clinical Research for Individuals from Disadvantaged Background. The programs also provide coverage for Federal and state tax liabilities.
To qualify, applicants must possess a doctoral-level degree, devote an average of 20 hours per week or more to research funded by a qualifying domestic non-profit organization, university, or government entity (NIH grant support is not required). New applicants must also have outstanding educational loan debt equal to at least 20% of their institutional base salary and be a
To access the online application and for a full list of eligibility requirements, please visit the LRP website at www.lrp.nih.gov; for assistance, please call the toll-free LRP Helpline at 1.866.849.4047 or send email inquiries to email@example.com.
*Given that the annual deadline of December 1st falls on a weekend, all applications for 2008 awards must be submitted online by the next business day, Monday, December 3, 2007 at 8:00 pm EST.
Suman R. King, PhD