Don’t Miss the Educational Loan Repayment Programs

Funding News Edition: August 04, 2021
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If you’re a health professional who could use some help easing your educational debt, consider NIH’s Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs).

To be eligible, you must be a doctoral-level clinician or researcher who’s committed to conducting NIH-qualified research. If NIH approves your application, you receive up to $50,000 each year toward your qualified educational debt, as detailed at Eligibility & Programs.

NIAID-Supported LRPs

NIAID now supports four LRPs:

LRP-REACH is new, so here’s a quick summary:

LRP Resources and Links

For more on the LRPs, check these NIH resources:

Also, take note that NIH recently announced an Updated Policy for Family Leave and Unpaid Leave for Extramural Loan Repayment Program Recipients.

Application and Contact Information

You must have an eRA Commons ID to submit your LRP application. Submit your application electronically through the NIH LRP website. This year’s application window begins on September 1, 2021, and ends November 18, 2021.

Find more application instructions and details at NIAID Loan Repayment Programs.

For additional assistance, contact the LRP Information Center at 866-849-4047 or For more information on NIAID participation in LRPs, contact

You may also follow the NIH Division of Loan Repayment on Twitter and Facebook to get more information and cycle updates.

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