For many, college and graduate school can be expensive, leading to significant debt. NIH knows that this may discourage students from pursuing research careers. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

The NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) encourage promising researchers and psychological scientists to pursue research careers by repaying up to $50,000 of their qualified student loan debt each year. These awards are instrumental in reducing the burden of student loan and providing psychological scientists the financial flexibility to pursue outstanding research career opportunities.

How does the NIH LRP application process work? What are the eligibility requirements? How do I get started? Join the conversation with our panelists of NIH program officers and award recipients, who will answer your questions about the NIH LRPs.

This webinar is part of an APA series called “Essential Science Conversations,” where panelists and audience members can engage in open dialogues about emerging topics in psychological science. Co-sponsors for this webinar include: the APA Science Student Council, the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS), and the Committee on Early Career Psychologists (CECP).

Matthew Lockhart, PhD, NIH, Acting Director, Division of Loan Repayment
Mark Chavez, PhD, NIMH, Division of Transitional Research: Research Training and Career
Michelle Desir, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Marcia Tan, PhD, Assistant Professor of Public Health Services, The University of Chicago

Mitch Prinstein, PhD, Chief Science Officer, American Psychological Association

Learn more and register here.