November 2011

2012 NIH Loan Repayment Programs

Application Deadline: November 15, 2011

The 2012 application cycle for the National Institutes of Health's Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) is now open, so start your application online at The LRPs repay the outstanding student loans of researchers who are or will be conducting nonprofit biomedical or behavioral research. 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 15, 2011.

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 additional benefits. 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. Approximately 40 percent of new applications and 70 percent of renewal applications are funded.

QUESTIONS? Visit the LRP website at 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

Mandatory use of COEUS in System-to-System Submissions

Use of COEUS for system-to-system submission to will be mandatory effective January 1, 2012. Using COEUS for all system-to-system proposals will reduce errors seen in the Adobe package. Adobe forms should only be used when COEUS does not contain the application forms for direct system-to-system submission. Department administrators will also save time by using COEUS instead of the Adobe package. COEUS is pre-populated with information and data about the institution and personnel. Budget calculations can also be automatically calculated in COEUS.
If you feel you need any additional training on the COEUS System, please go to My Learning @ Johns Hopkins (
) and sign up for a COEUS Training Class.

On January 17, 2012 the topic of the Monthly Sponsored Research Meeting sponsored by ORA will be COEUS Refresher/Budget Basics. A Grants 101 Training Session will be held on November 17th-18th in the Tilghman Room. If you would like to register, please contact Rhonda Reese at

Remember, an application must be provided to ORA not less than five working days prior to the day date to assume that we will be able to submit it on time. Please contact your Grants Associate with any questions.

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November 2011 articles:
Visit Animal Care and Use Committee Website
Current Classes
Funding from Foundations/Private Sources
Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund
Funding for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia/LUTS Research
NSF 11-590 - Sustainable Energy Pathways (SEP)
Forward Surgical, Enroute Care, Shock, and Tissue Stabilization (FSECSTS)
Burroughs Wellcome Collaborative Research Travel Grants Program
Medical Practice Initiative Breadth of Medical Practice & Disease Frequency Exposure (MPI-BMP)
Medical Practice Initiative Procedural Skill Decay and Maintenance (MPI-PSD)
Funding for Prostate Cancer Research
2012 NIH Loan Repayment Programs
Mandatory use of COEUS in System-to-System Submissions

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