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Contraception and Infertility Research Loan Repayment Program

$4,137,510

Total Assistance, FY 2008 to Present
Agency: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF
Assistance Type: DIRECT PAYMENTS FOR SPECIFIED USE
Popular Name: (CIR LRP)
CFDA Number
93.209

Objectives: The CIR-LRP is designed to provide an incentive for health professionals to work in areas of reproductive extramural contraception and/or infertility research, which are defined, respectively, as research that has the ultimate goal to provide new or improved methods of preventing pregnancy and research that has long-range objective to evaluate, treat, or ameliorate conditions which result in the failure of couples to either conceive or bear young by providing assistance in repaying educational loans for individuals. The CIR-LRP will pay up to $35,000 of the principal and interest of a participant's educational loans for each year of commitment not to exceed one-half of the remaining loan balance. In addition to the loan repayments, the CIR-LRP will pay participants 39 percent of the amount paid to lenders as partial payments on the increased income tax liability caused by the Program's loan repayments. In return for these loan repayments, applicants must agree to commit to a period of obligated service of not less than one year for each year of support awarded conducting research with respect to contraception and/or infertility. The long- range objective of the CIR-LRP is to stimulate the commitment of researchers to sustaining a career focus on contraception and/or infertility research, as defined above.

 
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