NIH accepts applications for student loan repayment for research careers
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Sept. 20, 2004
The National Institutes of Health is accepting applications for its five loan repayment programs for health professionals in clinical, pediatric, contraception and infertility, or health disparities research.
Ruth Kirschstein, MD, NIH senior adviser to the director, said, "These programs provide a means for health professionals to launch their research careers unfettered by the burden of student loan debt."
To be eligible, applicants must possess a doctoral-level degree, devote at least half their time to research funded by a nonprofit group or government body, and have educational loan debt equal to or exceeding 20% of base salary. Applications are due by Dec. 5. More information is available online (link).
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2004/09/20/prbf0920.htm.