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NIH Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Health Disparities Research

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Nov 15, 2019

LRP Information Center


The Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Health Disparities Research (Sort title: LRP-HDR) provides an incentive for health professionals to engage in basic, clinical, social, or behavioral research directly relevant to health disparities research.

Health disparities populations include:

  • Rural populations
  • American Indians/Alaska Natives
  • Asian Americans
  • Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders
  • Socioeconomically disadvantaged populations
  • Blacks/African Americans
  • Hispanics/Latinos
  • Sexual and gender minorities

To be eligible, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen (or U.S. national or permanent resident) and have one of the following degrees:

  • M.D.
  • Ph.D.
  • Pharm. D.
  • Psy.D.
  • D.O.
  • D.D.S.
  • D.M.D.
  • D.P.M.
  • D.C.
  • N.D.
  • O.D.
  • D.V.M.
  • Equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited institution
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

In exchange for a 2 year commitment to a research career, NIH will repay up to $35,000 per year.

Application process

Detailed instructions and a link to the online application system are available on the program website.

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Dental workforce · Health disparities · LGBT · Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Minorities · Oral health · Pharmacy workforce · Physicians · Poverty · Research methods and resources

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