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Contraception and Infertility Research Loan Repayment Program Benefits

Program Description

The Contraception and Infertility Research Loan Repayment Program (CIR-LRP) is designed to provide an incentive for health professionals to work in areas of reproductive research directly related to contraceptive development and/or infertility diagnosis and treatment by providing assistance in repaying educational loans for individuals. The CIR-LRP will pay up to $35,000 of the principal and interest of a participant's educational loans for each year of commitment not to exceed one-half of the remaining loan balance. In addition to the loan repayments, the CIR-LRP may pay participants up to 39 percent of the amount paid to lenders as partial payments on the increased income tax liability caused by the Program's loan repayments. In return for these loan repayments, applicants must agree to commit to a period of obligated service of not less than 2 years conducting research with respect to contraception and/or infertility.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be qualified/certified/licensed for laboratory or clinical research, you must be or have been a health care professional, and you must be pursuing a doctoral, master's, research fellow, clinical or nursing degree.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

To apply online, please visit:
http://www.lrp.nih.gov/apply_here/index.aspx

Program Contact Information

For more information please visit our website at:
http://www.lrp.nih.gov/about_the_programs/contracept_and_infertility.aspx