Acronyms & Terms

Grant Terms

 

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A-21

  • OMB Circular A-21 - Cost Principles for Educational Institutions

A-21 

  • OMB Circular A-21 - Cost Principles for Educational Institutions

A-110

  • OMB Circular A-110 - Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals or Non-Profit Organizations

A-133 

  • OMB Circular A-133 - Audits of States, Local Governments & Non-Profit Organizations

ADA 

  • Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

AFOSR 

  • Air Force Office of Scientific Research

AMRMC 

  • Army Medical Research and Materiel Command

AOR 

  • Authorized Organizational Representative

ARO 

  • Army Research Office

ARRA 

  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

ASAP 

  • Automated Standard Application for Payments

AUTM 

  • Association of University Technology Managers

AY 

  • Academic Year

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BAA   

  • Broad Agency Announcement

BIA   

  • Bureau of Indian Affairs

BLS   

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics      

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CAS   

  • Cost Accounting Standards

CASB   

  • Cost Accounting Standards Board

CBO   

  • Congressional Budget Office

CCH   

  • Commerce Clearing House

CCL   

  • Commerce Control List

CCLI   

  • Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement

CCR   

  • Central Contractor Registration

CFDA   

  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

CFO   

  • Chief Financial Officer

CFR   

  • Code of Federal Regulations

CO   

  • Contracting Officer

COGR   

  • Council On Governmental Relations

COI   

  • Conflict of Interest

COMPETES   

  • Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology Education and Science (PL110-69)

COS   

  • Community of Science

CRS   

  • Congressional Research Service      

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DC   

  • Direct Costs

DFAR   

  • Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS   

  • Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement

DHHS   

  • Department of Health and Human Services

DOC   

  • Department of Commerce

DOD   

  • Department of Defense

DOE   

  • Department of Energy

DOEd   

  • Department of Education (US)

DHS   

  • Department of Homeland Security

DOI   

  • Department of the Interior

DOJ   

  • Department of Justice

DOL   

  • Department of Labor

DOT   

  • Department of Transportation

DUNS   

  • Data Universal Numbering System      

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EAR   

  • Export Administration Regulations

EARS   

  • Electronic Approval and Routing Systems

EDGAR  

  • Education Department General Administration Regulations

EEOC   

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

EFT  

  • Electronic Funds Transfer

EO   

  • Executive Order

EPA   

  • Environmental Protection Agency

eRA   

  • Electronic Research Administration      

F

 

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F&A   

  • Facilities and Administrative (Rate or Cost)

FAR   

  • Federal Acquisition Regulation

FARS   

  • Financial Accounting and Reporting System

FCOI   

  • Financial Conflict of Interest

FDA   

  • Food and Drug Administration

FDP   

  • Federal Demonstration Partnership

FFATA   

  • Federal Financial Accountability & Transparency Act

FFR   

  • Federal Financial Report

FIPSE   

  • Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education

FN   

  • Foreign National

FOIA   

  • Freedom of Information Act

FR   

  • Federal Register

FTE   

  • Full-time Equivalent

FY   

  • Fiscal Year      

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GA   

  • General Administration (Costs)

GAAP   

  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

GAO   

  • Government Accountability Office (US)

GASB   

  • Governmental Accounting Standards Board

GATT   

  • General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

GDF   

  • Grant Data Form

GMO   

  • Grants Management Office

GPC   

  • Grants Policy Committee

GPG   

  • Grant Proposal Guide (NSF)

GPO   

  • Government Printing Office

GRR   

  • Grant Revision Request Form

GSA   

  • General Services Administration      

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HBCU   

  • Historically Black College and University

HHS   

  • Department of Health and Human Services

HIPAA   

  • Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act

HUD   

  • Department of Housing and Urban Development      

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IACUC   

  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

IBC   

  • Institutional Biosafety Committee

IDC   

  • Indirect Costs

IG   

  • Inspector General

IP   

  • Intellectual Property

IPPS   

  • Invoice Processing Platform System

IPR  

  • Intellectual Property Rights

IRB   

  • Institutional Review Board

ITAR   

  • International Traffic in Arms Regulations      

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LAR   

  • Laboratory Animal Resources

LOI   

  • Letter of Intent      

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M&O   

  • Maintenance and Operations or Management and Operations Contractors

MBE   

  • Minority Business Enterprise

MOHE   

  • Minnesota Office of Higher Education

MOU   

  • Memorandum of Understanding

MRI   

  • Major Research Instrumentation

MTA   

  • Material Transfer Agreement

MTDC   

  • Modified Total Direct Costs      

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NAS   

  • National Academy of Sciences

NASA   

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NCE   

  • No-cost Extension

NCST   

  • National Council of Science and Technology

NCURA   

  • National Council of University Research Administrators

NEH   

  • National Endowment for the Humanities

NGA   

  • Notice of Grant Award

NIH   

  • National Institutes of Health

NLRB   

  • National Labor Relations Board

NOAA   

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NPR   

  • National Performance Review

NPRM   

  • Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

NPS   

  • National Park Service

NRC   

  • National Research Council

NSA   

  • National Security Agency

NSB   

  • National Science Board

NSF   

  • National Science Foundation

NTSC   

  • National Science Technology Council

NTSB   

  • National Transportation Safety Board      

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OFAC   

  • Office of Foreign Assets Control

OIG   

  • Office of Inspector General

OLAW   

  • Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare

O&M   

  • Operations and Maintenance Costs

OMB   

  • Office of Management and Budget

ONR   

  • Office of Naval Research

ORA   

  • Office of Research Administration

OSHA   

  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSP   

  • Office of Sponsored Projects

OSTP   

  • Office of Science and Technology Policy      

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PA   

  • Program Announcement

PDF   

  • Portable Document Format

PETA   

  • People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

PI/PD   

  • Principle Investigator/Project Director

PMS   

  • Payment Management System

POC   

  • Point of Contact

POR   

  • Performance Outcomes Report

PRD   

  • Presidential Review Directive

PROG   

  • Peer Review Oversight Group

PTO  

  • Patent and Trademark Office      

R

 

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R&D   

  • Research and Development

R&R   

  • Research and Related

RA   

  • Research Administration

RCR   

  • Responsible Conduct of Research

REU   

  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates

RFA   

  • Request for Applications

RFP   

  • Request for Proposals

ROI   

  • Return on Investment

RPPR   

  • Research Performance Progress Report

RUI   

  • Research Undergraduate Institutions      

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S&W   

  • Salaries and Wages

SBA   

  • Small Business Administration

SF   

  • Standard Form

SNAP   

  • Streamline Non-competing Application Process

SOW   

  • Statement of Work

SPA   

  • Sponsored Project Adminstration

SPIN   

  • Sponsored Programs Information Network

SRA   

  • Society of Research Administrators International

SRO   

  • Sponsored Research Office

STEM   

  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

STEP   

  • Science, Technology and Economic Policy Board      

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TDC   

  • Total Direct Costs      

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UCA   

  • Utility Cost Adjustment

USAID   

  • United States Agency for International Development

USC   

  • United States Code

USDA   

  • United States Department of Agriculture

USDE   

  • United States Department of Energy      

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VA   

  • Department of Veteran Affairs      

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WHO   

  • World Health Organization