Program Description

The Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program is to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals as clinical investigators. In exchange for a two-year commitment to your clinical research career, the National Institute of Health (NIH) will repay up to $35,000 per year of your qualified educational debt and pay an additional 39 percent of the repayments to cover your Federal taxes.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a U.S. citizen (or U.S. national or permanent resident) and have a M.D., Ph.D., Psy. D., Pharm. D., D.O., D.D.S., D.M.D., D.P.M., D.C., N.D., O.D., D.V.M., or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited institution.

Loan Terms

Not applicable

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

To prepare for the application, please visit the Loan Repayment Program Application page.

Program Contact Information

For more information about the NIH Office of Loan Repayment, contact the LRP HelpDesk: 1-866-849-4047 or lrp@nih.gov

You may also visit the Division of Loan Repayment website for more information.

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