The AIDS Research Loan Repayment Program helps to assure an adequate supply of trained researchers with respect to AIDS at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by providing for the repayment of educational loans for participants who contractually agree to engage in AIDS research as employees of the NIH. Recipients must agree by written contract to engage in AIDS research, initially, for a minimum of two years. Continuation contracts are available, dependent upon level of debt and continued involvement in AIDS research, and are issued for one-year periods. Maximum program benefit is $35,000 per year in loan repayments and $13,650 per year in Federal tax reimbursements. Recipients must have qualified educational debt equal to or in excess of 20 percent of their annual NIH salary.
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a U.S. national, citizen or permanent resident qualified/certified/licensed for laboratory or clinical research, have a health professional doctoral degree or equivalent, have student loan debt, and you must be employed by or have a firm commitment of employment at the NIH.
For more information on how to apply and access to an online application, please visit the Apply for Loan Repayment page.