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New Grants Associate in ORA
We are happy to introduce Jessica E. Atlass as
the sixth Grants Associate in the Office of Research Administration
(BRB 117). Jessica's department assignments in ORA may be found on the
revised Department Assignment list which is posted here: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/Research/ora/ORA_Deptl_Assignments.html
Jessica may be reached by email at: email@example.com,
and by telephone at 410-502-7186.
2011 NIH Loan Repayment Program
New Application Deadline is November 15, 2010
The 2011 application cycle for the National
Institutes of Health's Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) is now open, and
applications can be found online. The LRPs repay the outstanding student
loans of researchers who are or will be conducting nonprofit biomedical
or behavioral research, and opportunities are available in five research
areas - clinical, pediatric, health disparities, contraception and infertility
and clinical research for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Applications will be accepted until 8:00 p.m. Eastern time on November
BENEFITS: New LRP contracts are awarded for a two-year period
and repay up to $35,000 of qualified educational debt annually. Tax
offsets also are provided as an additional benefit. Participants may
apply for competitive renewals, which are issued for one or two years.
Undergraduate, graduate, medical school, and other health professional
school loans qualify for repayment. An NIH grant or other NIH
funding is not required to apply for or participate in the LRPs.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must possess
a doctoral-level degree (with the exception of the contraception and
infertility research LRP); be a U.S. citizen, national or permanent
resident; devote 20 hours or more per week to conducting qualified research
funded by a domestic nonprofit, university or government entity; and
have qualified educational loan debt equal to or exceeding 20 percent
of their institutional base salary.
AWARDS: Each year, nearly 1,600 research scientists benefit from
the more than $70 million NIH invests in their careers through the extramural
LRPs. Twenty-six percent of awards are made to individuals within one
to five years of receiving their doctoral degree. More than 75 percent
of awards go to individuals within 10 years of receiving their doctoral
degree. Approximately 40 percent of new applications and 70 percent
of renewal applications are funded.
For guidance on the application process and NIH Institute and Center
(IC) research priorities, potential applicants should review "Tips
for Completing a Competitive Application" and contact an IC LRP
liaison. The list of ICs and their liaisons can be found online.
QUESTIONS? Visit the LRP website for more information and to
access the online application. For additional assistance, call or e-mail
the LRP Information Center at (866) 849-4047 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, receive application cycle updates through Twitter @NIH_LRP or
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