Loan Repayment Program Toolkit

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The Loan Repayment Workshop
September 30, 2019 – 1:00 p.m.
Communicore C1-15

**can’t attend in person?  Also available: zoom link is Meeting URL:

NIH is ACCEPTING applications  September 1 through November 15th at 8:00 PM EST

  • Extramural Loan Repayment Program for CLINICAL RESEARCHERS (LRP-CR) (NOT-OD-19-116)
  • Extramural Loan Repayment Program for PEDIATRIC RESEARCH (LRP-PR) (NOT-OD-19-117)
  • Extramural Loan Repayment Program for HEALTH DISPARITIES RESEARCH (LRP-HDR) (NOT-OD-19-118)
  • Extramural Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program for INDIVIDUALS FROM DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUNDS (LRP-IDB) (NOT-OD-19-119)
  • Extramural Loan Repayment Program for CONTRACEPTION AND INFERTILITY RESEARCH (LRP-CIR) (NOT-OD-19-120)

Additional detailed information about each LRP is provided at and


Webinar to KL2 PIs and Scholars about the LRP:

The LRP Ambassador Program is a network of former and current LRP awardees that promote the NIH LRPs within their local extramural scientific community.
The NIH LRP application cycle is open from September 1 through November 15 You have experienced the many benefits of the LRPs, now is the ideal time to share this information with your colleagues.


Learn more about the application components by checking out the updated LRP Application Guide. Stay tuned for our upcoming application  assistance webinar, and Ambassador webinar. (dates coming soon!)  Remember, you can access the LRP Ambassador Guide that will help you get through questions that you might receive. (password to access the guide: lrpambassador)

LRP Ambassadors are vital to helping the NIH sustain biomedical research and discovery across this nation!
Want to apply?  Here are some suggestions on how to get ready…
  • Obtain their NIH Commons ID and make sure their password is up to date
  • Check out our LRP Application Guide to learn about application components
  • Reach out to an NIH LRP Program Officer to discuss their research
  • Reach out to their Institutional Business Official (IBO) and inform them of their desire to apply

Same application deadline for applications, and colleague and institutional documentation – November 15, 2019

John Lewis, PhD
LRP Ambassador, LRP (2011-2013)
Research Interest: Addiction Science, Cognitive Psychology, Psychopharmacology
The NIH Loan Repayment Program helped mitigate the psychological and financial burdens of student loans after graduate school, allowing greater focus toward my postdoctoral studies. The program was easy to apply for and well worth the effort. I strongly recommend all eligible trainees apply. I'm pleased to act as a program ambassador and happy to share my experience with potential applicants.
John Lewis, PhD
Amber M. Muehlmann, MS, PhD, MBA
LRP Ambassador
Research Interest: The role of basal ganglia circuitry dysfunction as it relates to maladaptive behaviors that are phenotypic for psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders
As an LRP Ambassador, I share information about the program in all presentations that I give to students, trainees, and residents. I am also available to speak to anyone interested in learning more about the program and to provide guidance for their applications.

Amber M. Muehlmann
Brad E. Hoffman, PhD
LRP Ambassador
Research Interest: Immunology, gene therapy, autoimmune disease
LRP Ambassador_Hoffman
Cuong Nguyen, PhD
LPR Ambassador
Research Interest: Sjogren's syndrome, Zika virus and kidney disease
Cuong Nguyen
Yenisel Cruz-Almeida, MSPH, PhD
LRP Ambassador
LRP reviewer for Clinical Research
Research Interest: My research interests are to elucidate the underlying nervous system mechanisms associated with increased clinical pain in older adults that impacts cognitive and physical function. This area of interest stems from my previous multidisciplinary research training in the fields of Neuroscience and Epidemiology.