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Extramural Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services > Extramural Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds

 

Program Description:

The ECR-LRP is a congressionally mandated loan repayment program that was established by the Secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services through the Director of NIH. The objective of the ECR-LRP is the recruitment and retention of highly qualified health professionals from disadvantaged backgrounds to clinical research careers. The emphasis on clinical research and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds highlights the need for the involvement of a cadre of competent physician scientists in clinical research. Such a cadre of clinical investigators have the potential of impacting the medical processes within their communities by engaging in as well as promoting the development of clinical research programs that reflect an understanding of the variety of issues and problems associated with health status.

A non-profit institution must support applicant's research, foundation, professional society or U.S. government entity (Federal, state, or local), and applicants must commit 50% or more of their time, or not less than 20 hours per week, to health disparities, or clinical research.

 

General Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must have student loans greater than or equal to 20% of your institutional base salary and you must have completed doctoral level education.

 

Status

Active

 

Loan Terms:

Not applicable

 

Application Process:

For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

 

Program Contact Information:

Information is available at:
http://www.lrp.nih.gov

as well as:
http://www.ncmhd.nih.gov

 

Managing Agency:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
http://www.hhs.gov/




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