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UCSF Research Development Office (RDO): Grant Templates and Guides: NIH Loan Repayment Program

NIH Loan Repayment Program (LRP) Resource Guide

Welcome to the NIH Loan Repayment Program  (LRP) Resource Guide. The following materials were prepared by the UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute. We hope this information will be useful to you as you navigate the LRP application process!

Overview of the LRP

The NIH Loan Repayment Programs are a set of programs established by Congress, designed to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals in biomedical or biobehavioral research careers. The program repays up to $35,000 annually of a researcher’s qualified educational debt in return for a commitment to conduct NIH mission-relevant research for at least 20 hours per week for 2 years.

  • Applications are accepted annually, September 1 – November 15.
  • Applicants must have a valid eRA Commons Login.
  • Application Guide is located on the FAQs page.
  • Applicants can start their applications from the LRP home page using the Apply tab.
  • Business Officials are the applicant’s Department Chair or Delegate – if a Delegate does not have a Commons login, create a Commons account for the delegate with the Business Official (BO) role.
  • Business Officials will need to register (must have a valid Commons login).

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Sample Successful Applications

An online library of successful LRP applications has been created to support UCSF researchers in their grant writing process. It has been made possible by award recipients who have generously offered their work for review by the UCSF community.

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