|The NIMHD is now accepting applications for its Loan Repayment Program (LRP), which provides two-year loan repayment awards of up to $35,000 per year to health professionals with doctorate degrees (e.g., M.D., Ph.D., Dr. P.H.) and are employed in non-federal research settings. Online applications are due by Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. EST.
This distinct loan repayment program aims to increase the pool of researchers who conduct health disparities research. The program offers two loan repayment opportunities:
The NIMHD Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Health Disparities Research supports health professionals engaged in basic, clinical, behavioral, social sciences, or health services research addressing health disparities.
The NIMHD Extramural Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds supports health professionals from financially-disadvantaged backgrounds who conduct clinical research. Clinical research involves direct patient interaction and usually studies the origins or effects of a disease.
LRP recipients have conducted research in such areas as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, infant mortality, asthma, obesity and kidney disease. Their investigations have examined biological, lifestyle, environmental, social, economic, institutional, cultural, and family influences on health disparities.
Since its inception, the LRP has funded more than 2,200 doctorate-level health professionals across the country. Approximately 60 percent of the LRP recipients are from health disparity populations.
To learn more about the LRP program opportunities, please read the full funding announcements.
For more information about how to apply to the program, visit the LRP application