Postdoctoral Scholars

NIH Loan Repayment Programs

The NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) encourage promising researchers and scientists to pursue research careers by repaying up to $35,000 of their qualified student loan debt each year, through Extramural LRP's (for researchers and scientists conducting research at universities and other nonprofit organizations) and Intramural LRP's (for NIH employee researchers). There is also a separate Student Loan Repayment Program available to certain NIH employees who are not research scientists. To be eligible to participate in the programs, the postdoctoral scholar's research goals need to be within the mission of the NIH and scope of the LRP's. The postdoctoral scholar does not need an NIH grant to participate in the NIH Loan Repayment Programs. More information can be found here.