Research Funding

NIH Loan Repayment Programs

The National Institutes of Health gives researchers up to $35,000 a year to repay student loans.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides funds for repayment of outstanding student loans, up to $35,000 annually, through its Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs). The LRPs target extramural researchers who are or will be conducting nonprofit biomedical or behavioral research in the areas of Clinical Research, Pediatric Research, Health Disparities Research, Contraception and Infertility Research, and Clinical Research for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds. An NIH grant or other NIH funding is not required to apply for or participate in the LRPs.

Deadline for applications is December 1, 2009. More information can be found at