Acronyms & Terms
 

Grant Terms

 

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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
     

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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
     

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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