Up to $100K of qualified educational debt repaid with a two-year contract.

RAPid Update from ORSP 

The National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program*
Applications through November 15, 2019

NIH is now seeking applications and renewals for their Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs)

This important program helps keep great researchers at our institution. Participants in the NIH LRPs receive up to $100,000 of qualified educational debt repayment with a two-year contract.

Your application should provide:

  • Institutional contact: Terri Maxwell
  • No PAF required. Individuals apply for the program, so no Proposal Approval Form (PAF) is necessary.
  • The application cycle is open now and until November 15, 2019
  • NIH eRA Commons ID required. Applicants (new and renewal) must have an eRA Commons ID to submit an application. On the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP) website you can: 
  • Eligible individuals must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents.

Internal Resource for Applicant or Renewal Questions

David J. Pinsky, M.D., Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine, Director and Science Lead, Frankel Cardiovascular Center, has kindly agreed to serve as a resource for any questions. Dr. Pinsky has served on the NIH peer review committee selecting these awards. He has guided several individuals successfully through the application process. He is willing to give advice about the process to individuals, as this important program. If you have any questions about the LPR please contact Dr. Pinsky (dpinsky@umich.edu) or assistant Betty Hoss (bhoss@umich.edu).

*What is the LRP program?

The escalating costs of advanced education and training in medicine and clinical specialties force some scientists to abandon their research careers for higher-paying private industry or private practice careers.

Loan Repayment Program (LRP) was established by Congress to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research careers with a commitment to engage in NIH mission-relevant research.

Read about the benefits and enhancements to the Loan Repayment Program in the Extramural Nexus
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