NIH Loan Repayment Programs

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If you or any of your mentees have educational debt and are working in NIH-funded research, your work may serve to repay those loans! This is an excellent opportunity that we as Puerto Rican scientists should not miss!!! Eligible individuals: Those who have M.D., Ph.D., Pharm. D., Psy.D., D.O., D.D.S., D.M.D., D.P.M., D.C., N.D., or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited institution AND are engaged in qualified clinical research in the following areas: 1- Clinical Research 2- Pediatric Research 3- Health Disparities Research 4- Contraception and Infertility Research 5- Clinical Research for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds Up to 40% of new applications were awarded on 2010! You may be awarded with 2 years and have the chance to renew for a third one with a success rate of 73%! -----------I was awarded with 2 years of loan repayments and with an additional year in the renewal. The NIH deposited ~$4,000 every 3 months straight into my loaner! At the end of Year 3, my balance was decreased in an 80%!!! The application process is fairly easy: you would need to submit your Biosketch, Personal statement, describe your Research activities, a statement from your research supervisor confirming your research activities, and a few other forms, ALL electronically. Please visit the website for details. I am also willing to answer additional questions and/or assist you during this process. MENTORS: Please spread the voice over your mentees!