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Contraception and Infertility Research Loan Repayment Program

$5,137,335

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 repaying educational loans. The CIR-LRP will pay up to $50,000 ($20,000 for ACGME fellowa) of the principal of a participant's educational loans for each year of commitment not to exceed 25% of the remaining loan balance. LRP loan repayments are considered taxable income and can significantly affect an awardee's taxable income. To offset the tax burden resulting from LRP repayments, the LRPs also make a tax payment to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) equal to 39 percent of the annual LRP repayment. In return for these loan repayments, awardees must agree to conduct contraception and/or infertility research for not less than one year for each year of support awarded. 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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