Harry J. Lloyd Charitable Trust
HJ Lloyd Trust Grants for Melanoma Research
Harry Lloyd (1926–1997) had great passion for helping others achieve their dreams. Through his inspiration, encouragement, and support many received opportunities and attained successes beyond their imagination. Prior to his death caused by melanoma cancer, Mr. Lloyd established The Harry J. Lloyd Charitable Trust with a primary mission to financially support Christian ministries throughout the world and contribute to melanoma research. In 2003, The Harry J. Lloyd Charitable Trust established a melanoma advisory committee to assist the seven trustees in identifying and reviewing melanoma research grant requests. In nine years, the trust has provided 86 melanoma research grants totaling more than $8.5 million.
Not more than one application per institution in each of the three grant type categories will be funded: Career Development, Basic Science, and Translational Research.
Special consideration will be given in two areas: 1) emerging novel concepts that constitute significant innovation and 2) new investigators in the field of melanoma.
Applications will be accepted for a broad range of melanoma research projects involving basic science, clinical trials, etc.
The funding is considered a research grant, and The Harry J. Lloyd Charitable Trust funds cannot be applied to institutional overhead, indirect costs, or other organizational levies.
The following guidelines apply to all grants:
Recipients will use animals in research only when non-animal options are not available and when the use of animals helps answer significant scientific questions. Recipients will make every effort to minimize distress and pain experienced by the animals.
Recipients will not use embryonic or fetal cell culture tissues systems in any research funded by the Lloyd Trust.
The use of transgenic animal models in which human genes are inserted into the germ line requires advanced approval by the trust.
Internal Selection Procedure
The UI Office of the Vice President for Research and the Carver College of Medicine have established an internal review procedure to select the UI nominees. Applications will be reviewed according to the sponsor's selection criteria. Consideration will also be given to UI institutional strengths and strategic directions. Potential applicants must submit, using the preselection link below, the following information:
A two page CV
A brief description of the proposed project. It should have the following elements:
A cover sheet with the project title, your name, department, and campus address, and the title of the program you are responding to.
A brief description of the proposed project that addresses the following sponsor criteria for the individual categories:
Career Development Category:
A project abstract (100 words maximum) and a statement (no more than two pages) outlining career plans and the role of the proposed project and the award in achieving your goals.
Basic Science Category:
A project abstract (100 words maximum) and a brief statement (no more than one page) on the role of the project in the context of the applicant's overall research agenda and the plans/prospects for additional/future funding sources for this work.
Translational Research Category:
A project abstract (100 words maximum) and a brief statement (no more than one page) on the plan to bring this research into the clinic. For correlative studies, please provide details on the funding and progress of the associated clinical trial.
A letter of support from your mentor and department chair (
Career Development Category only
Additional pages may be used for references.
Please be sure the project is identified on each page and number the pages.
The above materials must be submitted no later than
5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 7, 2012
. The selected nominee will be asked to complete the full application package in accordance wtih the sponsor's deadline of Friday, February 1, 2013.
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