The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) was mandated by Congress to develop a distinct loan repayment program to increase the pool of extramural researchers who conduct minority health disparities and other health disparities research.
The NIMHD Loan Repayment Program (LRP) offers an educational loan repayment of up to $35,000 per year to qualified health professionals. This program offers two distinct extramural loan repayment opportunities:
In order to qualify for this program, you must meet the general eligibility requirements.
In addition to the general eligibility requirements, you must be a qualified health professional with a doctorate degree (e.g. M.D., ph.D., Dr. PH.) who is employed in non-federal academic/research settings and are able to conduct two years of minority health disparities or other health disparities research or clinical research.
To prepare for the LRP Application, please visit the Loan Repayment Program Application page.
To apply online, please visit our online application.