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Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program

Program Description

In exchange for a two-year commitment to your clinical research career, NIH will repay up to $35,000 per year of your qualified educational debt, pay an additional 39% of the repayments to cover your Federal taxes, and may reimburse state taxes that result from these payments.

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., or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited institution. {NOTE: Applicants with a doctorate of veterinary medicine (D.V.M.) are not eligible for the Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program unless they also hold one of the degrees listed above}.

Loan Terms

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Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process

For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

Program Contact Information

For more information about the NIH Office of Loan Repayment, contact the LRP HelpDesk.
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Managing Agency

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services