NIH Loan Repayment Program

Veterinarians participating in clinical research for human diseases or conditions are now eligible for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Clinical Research (LRP-CR). Extramural LRPs provide for the repayment of educational loan debt up to $35,000 annually for qualified health professionals performing research within the mission of NIH and supported by domestic, non-profit or government entities.

LRP applications are accepted annually from September 1 through December 1, 8:00 p.m., EST. Applications must be submitted electronically using the NIH Loan Repayment Program website.