NIH Loan Repayment Program

Discussion in 'Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.]' started by MemberNumber, Jun 10, 2014.

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  1. helga

    helga 7+ Year Member

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    Has anyone heard from NIMH?
     
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  3. starthrower

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    Just financial review for me so far, not awarded (first time applicant, NIMHD)
     
  4. archerdb

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    So I'm curious -- how do you know when you're actually rejected? Will my application just always say submitted or will it eventually change to denied?

    Anyone heard from NIA?
     
  5. broto4lyfe

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    Has anyone that applied as a first time applicant for the Clinical Research LRP heard from NHLBI?
     
  6. starthrower

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    Got an email that they received all the required documents, and the status says approved next to each promissory note and loan statement. My overall applicant status still says selected, so now I guess I just have to wait until they make the decisions.
     
  7. sierraphd

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    Hi! Congrats on your notification. Do you mind sharing what program you applied to? There are a few that go to NIMHD. (Clinical; Clinical For Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds; and Health Disparities Research). I heard that the different programs might be on different timelines - so just wanted to see which one has already notified. Thank you!
     
  8. SWPsych100

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    So, I emailed my LRP liaison/NIDDK and they gave me direct feedback on my application, while my LRP says "submitted" I'm pretty sure I didn't get it, really wish they would give immediate decisions... Last year I did not receive any notice until September, slow torture!
     
  9. archerdb

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    I contacted my liaison as well, that's a good idea!

    They said that my score was modestly outside of the range they were considering funding this year. The reviewers apparently didn't like that I chose to do a postdoc at the same university where I did my PhD, which kind of sucks since I just got a postdoc grant to do research here for another 2 years... -_-
     
  10. SWPsych100

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    Jesus, that's super subjective! The main issue they had with mine was that my mentor was at another campus (at a university an hr away from mine in the same state!) which I can sort of understand, but also kind of annoying!
     
  11. starthrower

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    Thanks. Health Disparities.
     
  12. Hopeful54321

    Hopeful54321 2+ Year Member

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    Has anyone heard from NIDDK re: financial review? Just wondering if any emails have gone out from them...
     
  13. EmotRegulation

    EmotRegulation 5+ Year Member

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    I submitted for my second renewal this past application season with NIDA. Because my application still said "Submitted" I contacted the NIDA LRP rep who told me that my application won't be funded this year. Which is a serious bummer. But the reason I'm posting is that (a) the rep was forthcoming and offered to set up a phone call with me to go over reviews, as they aren't allowed to send them directly to the applicants, and (b) at least for NIDA, they prioritize the first three years of funding (the initial two-year application and the first renewal). Subsequent renewals will only get funded if they happen to have the money and the applicant is "exceptional." I don't know if other institutes work the same way, just thought it might be useful information for people on this board.
     
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  14. Clinbiopsych

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    Anyone hear from NICHD?
     
  15. AlmostaPhD

    AlmostaPhD 7+ Year Member

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    Bummer. I was told the same thing from the NIDA PO last year re: decreasing odds of renewal after the first one (progressively decreasing, apparently). I got the initial 2 years + 2 1-year renewals, which might be the equivalent of 1 2-year renewal? I will say that all renewals came when I was a postdoc at a med school in a well-funded lab and then nada since I've been a faculty member at a less-resourced (but still PhD-granting) university. I haven't heard yet on mine from NIDA but am assuming a similar outcome to yours. I guess I will bite the bullet and email!
     
  16. starthrower

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    Update: My institution got a request for my salary information.
     
  17. stw2010

    stw2010 7+ Year Member

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    I heard about financial review from NICHD on 5/18 (first time app, clinical research). Hope that helps :)
     
  18. brandlb

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    Update: (Initial Applicant, NIDA)

    The good news -- I e-mailed the PO and she set up a telephone call with me the same day to provide feedback. I had chatted with her about my application during the submission stage and found her to be just as helpful and pleasant during our feedback call.

    The bad news (or maybe good news for next year?) -- Despite the PO's speedy response and willingness to set up a feedback call, there was no feedback to give. While we were on the telephone, she went through the comments and seemed at a loss for what she could say in terms of feedback to improve my application for next year. My application was competitively scored and received favorably by the reviewers. In the end, she said I was high on the list in the section that would have been funded if NIDA had not "lost a chunk of their expected funds this cycle."

    Has anyone experienced a similar situation? If so, did you simply make minor updates and submit the same application for the subsequent cycle? Also, did you have success on the second go-around? Thanks!
     
  19. EmotRegulation

    EmotRegulation 5+ Year Member

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    No additional info, but solidarity (I was told the same thing about being competitively scored and that I would have been funded if they had gotten that extra $, though mine is a renewal). In general, though, my advice would be to potentially have someone else read your application and provide feedback. Make updates and submit again, but try to amp up the significance and innovation portions, and try to submit a grant or something (even a small one) between now and November.
     
  20. entitlement

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    This is the feedback I received last year (NIMHD) and also told in previous years it would have been funded based on the score I received. Basically it just means you are losing out to applicants who were scored higher because they were more senior, and there isn't much you can do about that except continue doing what you are doing and re-apply.

    I essentially submitted the same application with some very minor updates and went through another round of review with colleagues. Looks like I did not get it again this year as my app still says submitted. I am dreading the call to the PO because I honestly would rather hear there is something I could do to improve my application other than "try again next year, maybe we will have more funding." It sounds like funding for the LRP is getting tighter and tighter, as with many other mechanisms at NIH. You can check the numbers on the NIH Reporter website. There was a huge dip in NIMHD LRP accepted applications last year. I am sure some of the other ICs had similar issues, and considering the current political climate, I am not surprised this is happening again this year.
     
  21. John_Muir

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    A little update for those of us waiting on pins and needles: I talked to my PO today. She said that the LRP is nearing completion of all financial reviews which will be done by the end of the week, so next week, consideration will be beginning for which applications to fund.
     
  22. A_Green

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    So, if my application status says "submitted" still for NIHMD, does that mean it was not funded?

    Also, is there an easy way to figure out who to call to talk about it? (How did you know who your PO is)?

    thanks!
     
  23. pedsirad

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    You can look for your PO contact here: Contact & Engage | NIH: Division of Loan Repayment

    If my status is "selected" does anyone know what that means at this point? The whole process seems opaque.
     
  24. pedsirad

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    Also to the SDN moderators: is it possible to make this thread more of it's own rather than part of psych? This is a topic that is of interest to many/all and I didnt even know this was an option until long after starting my first job. Thanks!
     
  25. EmotRegulation

    EmotRegulation 5+ Year Member

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    Why wouldn't this be a part of psych? The people in these threads are applying as psychologists/post-docs in psychology. Yes, there are options for physicians as well, but this thread is really (as I understand it) for folks in psych talking about their applications. We have different struggles in getting these compared to the med folks.
     
  26. stw2010

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    If your status is "selected" -- that means selected for financial review. You should have received an email from LRP -- requesting your financial documents to upload. Did you receive an email?
     
  27. John_Muir

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    Selected = selected for financial review, the first step. Not a guarantee of funding but you should have gotten an email to provide further financial information and it is a good sign.
    If you get funded, the status will change to "approved" according to what I have read on this thread :)
     
  28. John_Muir

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    No way to know for sure, but it is less likely to be funded. They try to check all financial info at the same time, so ask for it from anyone who they think might be funded. I would definitely recommend talking to your PO to get some feedback.
     
  29. John_Muir

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    This waiting is killing me! My PO said initial funding decisions will be made by the end of the month. It is so close...
     

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