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Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds

Program Description
The program supports the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Intramural Research Program in recruiting and retaining health professionals from disadvantaged backgrounds to conduct clinical research at the NIH by providing for the repayment of educational loans for participants with substantial amounts of educational debt relative to income. Participants agree by written contract to engage in clinical research as employees of the NIH for a minimum two-year period. Maximum program benefit is $35,000 per year in loan repayments and $13,650 per year in Federal tax reimbursements.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a health care professional and US national, citizen, dual citizen or permanent resident who is qualified/certified/licensed in laboratory or clinical research or has a nursing degree. You must also characterize your financial situation as low income or very low income.

Application Process
For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

Program Contact Information
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Managing Agency
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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