It's the NIH LPR season.
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The National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program:
Start Your Application Now

It’s Loan Repayment Program (LPR) season again, and NIH seeks applications and renewals. This important program helps keep great researchers at our institution. The NIH LRP website ( explains the entire application process.

What you need to know for your application:

  • No PAF required. Individuals apply for the program, so no Proposal Approval Form (PAF) is necessary.
  • The application cycle closes on November 15, 2016
  • Applicants (new and renewal) must have an NIH eRA Commons ID to submit an application. (You can look up your NIH eRA Commons ID or, if you don't have one, register for an eRA Commons ID on our website.)
  • Institutional contact: Terri Maxwell

If you have 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 ( or assistant Betty Hoss (

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. The NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) were 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.
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