Acronyms

TermDefinition
A-110

OMB Circular A-110 – Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals or Other Nonprofit Organizations

A-122

OMB Circular A-122 – Cost Principles for Non-profit Organizations

A-133

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

A-21

OMB Circular A-21 – Cost Principles for Educational Institutions

A-87

OMB Circular A-87 – Cost Principles for State, Local and Indian Tribal Governments

AAALAC

Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care

AAAS

American Association for the Advancement of Science

AAMC

Association of American Medical Colleges

AAU

Association of American Universities

ABRF

Association of Bimolecular Resource Facilities

ACO

Administrative Contracting Officer

ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

AFAA

Air Force Audit Agency

AFARS

Army Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement

AFOSR

Air Force Office of Scientific Research

AFRL

Air Force Research Laboratory

AHRQ

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

AIRI

Association of Independent Research Institutes

ALO

American Liason Office for University Cooperation in Development

AMIDEAST

America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc.

ANPRM

Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

AOR

Authorized Organizational Representative

AREA

Academic Research Enhancement Award

ARO

Army Research Office

ARPA

Advanced Research Projects Agency

ASAP

Automated Standard Application for Payments

ATP

Advance Technology Program

AUTM

Association of University Technology Managers

AWWA

American Water Works Association

BAA

Broad Agency Announcement

BARD

United States-Israel Binational Agriculture Research and Development Agency

BECON

Bioengineering Consortium

BML

Biological Material License

BRDPI

Biomedical Research and Development Price Index

BSC

Board of Scientific Counselors

CAS

Cost Accounting Standards

CASB

Cost Accounting Standards Board

CBD

Commerce Business Daily

CBO

Congressional Budget Office

CC

Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center

CCH

Commerce Clearing House

CCR

Central Contractor Registration

CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CEL

Commercial Evaluation License

CEO

Chief Executive Officer

CFDA

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

CFDA Number

The number assigned to a Federal program in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA). (OMB A-133)

CFO

Chief Financial Officer

CFR

Code of Federal Regulations

CFS

Committee on Fundamental Science

CICA

Competition in Contracting Act

CIT

Center for Information Technology

CLIN

Contract Line Item Number

CMIA

Cash Management Improvement Act

CNO

Chief of Naval Operations

CO

Contracting Officer

COGR

Council On Governmental Relations www.cogr.edu

COO

Chief Operating Officer

COS

Committee on Science of the National Science and Technology Council

COSEPUP

Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy

CPBR

Consortium for Plant Biotechnology Research

CPSR

Contractor Procurement/Property System Review

CRADA

Cooperative Research and Development Agreement

CRC

Cooperative Research Center

CRIS

Current Research Information System

CRISP

Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Programs

CSR

Center for Scientific Review

CSREES

Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service

DA

Department of the Army

DA

Department Administration Costs

DC

Direct Costs

DCA

Division of Cost Allocation

DCASR’s

Defense Contract Administration Services Regions

DCE

Direct Cost Equivalent

DEAR

Department of Energy Acquisition Regulations

DEC

Determination of Exceptional Circumstances

DED

Department of Education

DFAR

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation

DFARS

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement

DHEW

Department of Health, Education, and Welfare

DHHS

Department of Health and Human Services

DIA

Defense Intelligence Agency

DIALOG

A computer based search system using key words

DIPEC

Defense Industrial Plant Equipment Council

DIS

Defense Investigative Service

DNA

Defense Nuclear Agency

DOA

Department of Administration

DOC

Department of Commerce

DOD

Department of Defense

DODGARS

DOD Grant and Agreement Regulations

DOE

Department of Energy

DOI

Department of the Interior

DOL

Department of Labor

DOT

Department of Transportation

DS-2

Disclosure Statement

EA

Expanded Authorities

EARS

Electronic Approval and Routing Systems

EC

Electronic Commerce

EDA

Economic Development Administration

EDGAR

Education Department General Administration Regulations

EDI

Electronic Data Interchange

EEOC

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

EFT

Electronic Funds Transfer

EIR

Employee Invention Report

EO

Executive Order

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

ERA

Electronic Research Administration

ERA

Economic Regulatory Administration

ESA

Extramural Scientist Administrator

ETA

Employment and Training Administration

EVS

Equipment Visibility System

F&A

Facilities and Administrative (costs)

FAA

Federal Aviation Administration

FACA

Federal Advisory Committee Act

FAR

Federal Acquisition Regulation

FARS

Financial Accounting and Reporting System

FASA

Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act

FASAB

Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board

FASEB

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

FCC

Federal Communications Commission

FCST

Federal Council for Science and Technology

FCTR

Federal Cash Transaction Report (SF-272)

FDA

Food and Drug Administration

FDP

Federal Demonstration Partnership, Federal Demonstration Project, or Florida Demonstration Project

FECAI

Federal Electronic Commerce Acquisition Instructions

FEDIX

Federal Information Exchange, an on-line federal data base serving most federal agencies for on-line searches

FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FFMIA

Federal Financial Management Improvement Act

FHWA

Federal Highway Administration

FIC

John E. Fogarty International Center

FICC

Federal Interagency Coordinating Council

FICE

Federal Interagency Committee on Education (Code)

FIMA

Financial Management System

FIPSE

Fund for Improvement of Postsecondary Education

FIRST

First Independent Research Support and Transition Award

FISAP

Fiscal Operations Report & Application to Participate

FMC

Federal Management Circular

FOB

Free On Board/Freight On Board

FOIA

Freedom of Information Act

FPR

Final Proposal Revision

FR

Federal Register

FS&T

Federal Science and Technology Budget

FSR

Financial Status Report (SF-269 or 269A)

FTC

Federal Trade Commission

FTE

Full-Time Equivalent

FTS

Federal Telecommunications System

FTTA

Federal Technology Transfer Act

FTTP

Full-Time Training Position

FWA

Federal-wide Assurance

FY

Fiscal Year

G&A

General and Administrative (Costs)

GAAP

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

GAO

Government Accountability Office

GASB

Governmental Accounting Standards Board

GATT

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

GMO

Grants Management Officer

GPG

Grant Proposal Guide (NSF)

GPO

Government Printing Office

GPRA

Government Performance and Results Act

GSA

General Services Administration

GUIRR

Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable

HBCU

Historically Black College and University

HCFA

Health Care Financing Administration

HHS

Department of Health and Human Services

HIPPA

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996

HOPE

Health Omnibus Programs Extension Legislation

HR/HI

High Risk/High Impact

HRSA

Health Resources and Services Administration

HSA

Health Scientist Administrator

HUD

Department of Housing and Urban Development

IACUC

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

IBC

Institutional Biosafety Committee

IBRP

Introduction to Biomedical Research Program

ICC

Interstate Commerce Commission

IDC

Indirect Costs

IG

Inspector General

IMPAC

Information for Management, Planning, Analysis, and Coordination

IND

Investigational New Drug Application

International Organization

An organization that identifies itself as international or intergovernmental, and has membership from, and represents the interests of, more than one country, without regard to whether the headquarters of the organization and location of the activity are inside or outside of the United States. (NIH)

IPA

Intergovernmental Personnel Act

IPM

Integrated Pest Management

IPR

Intellectual Property Rights

IR&D

Independent Research and Development

IRB

Institutional Review Board

IRG

Initial Review Group

IRIS

An on-line search system for research opportunities developed by the University of Illinois

ITMRA

Information Technology Management Reform Act

JAG

Judge Advocate General

JCS

Joint Chiefs of Staff

LSA

Labor Surplus Area

MARC

Minority Access to Research Careers Program

MBDA

Minority Business Development Agency

MBE

Minority Business Enterprise

MBRS

Minority Biomedical Research Support Program

MERIT

Method to Extend Research in Time Award

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding

MTA

Material Transfer Agreement

MTDC

Modified Total Direct Costs

MWFPA

Midwest Food Processors Association

NAAB

National Association of Animal Breeders

NAAEE

North American Association for Environmental Education

NACUBO

National Association of College and University Business Officers

NARSAD

National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression

NAS

National Academy of Sciences

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASULGC

National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges

NATO

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NCBA

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

NCC

National Coordinating Committee

NCCAM

National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine

NCI

National Cancer Institute

NCMHD

National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities

NCRR

National Center for Research Resources

NCST

National Council of Science and Technology

NCURA

National Council of University Research Administrators

NEH

National Endowment for the Humanities

NEI

National Eye Institute

NFIPME

National Foundation for Integrated Pest Management Education

NGA

Notice of Grant Award

NHGRI

National Human Genome Research Institute

NHLBI

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

NIA

National Institute on Aging

NIAAA

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

NIAID

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NIAMS

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

NIBIB

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

NICHD

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

NIDA

National Institute on Drug Abuse

NIDCD

National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

NIDCR

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

NIDDK

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

NIE

National Institute of Education

NIEHS

National Institute of Environmental Health Services

NIGEC

National Institute for Global Environmental Change

NIH

National Institutes of Health

NIHGPS

NIH Grants Policy Statement

NIJ

National Institute of Justice

NIMH

National Institute of Mental Health

NINDS

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

NINR

National Institute for Nursing Research

NIST

National Institute of Standards and Technology

NLM

National Library of Medicine

NLRB

National Labor Relations Board

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NPR

National Performance Review

NPRM

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

NPS

National Park Service

NRA

National Rifle Association

NRC

National Research Council

NREL

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

NRL

Naval Research Laboratory

NRSA

National Research Service Award

NS

No Score (lower 50% of grants in study section)

NSA

National Security Agency

NSB

National Science Board

NSC

National Security Council

NSF

National Science Foundation

NSF/STIS

An on-line search system of the National Science Foundation

NSP

Not Separately Priced

NSTC

National Science Technology Council

NTIS

National Technical Information Service

NTSB

National Transportation Safety Board

O&M

Operations and Maintenance Costs

OCR

Office of Civil Rights

OD

Office of the Director

OEP

Office of Extramural Programs

OER

Office of Extramural Research

OES

Office of Employment Security

OET

Office of Employment Training

OFCC

Office of Federal Contract Compliance

OFM

Office of Financial Management

OFR

Office of the Federal Register

OHRP

Office for Human Research Protections

OIG

Office of Inspector General

OLAW

Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare

OMB

The Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget

ONR

Office of Naval Research

OPERA

Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration

OPM

Office of Personnel Management

OPRR

Office for Protection from Research Risks

ORA

Office of Research Administration

ORDA

Office of Recombinant DNA Activities

ORI

Office of Research Integrity

ORMH

Office of Research on Minority Health, NIH

ORMWH

Office of Research on Minority and Women’s Health, NIAID

ORWH

Office of Research on Women’s Health, NIH

OSA

Office of Scientific Affairs

OSEP

Office of Special Education Programs

OSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSP

Office of Sponsored Projects

OSTP

Office of Science and Technology Policy

OT

Office of Transportation

OTMIR

Office of Tropical Medicine and International Research

PA

Program Announcement

PACA

Program Approval of Competing Application

PAR

Program Announcement Reviewed in an Institute

PAS

Program Announcement with Set-aside funds

PCAST

President’s Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology

PCC

Policy Coordination Council

PCO

Procuring Contracting Officer

PDF

Portable Document Format

PETA

People for the Ethnical Treatment of Animals

PHS

Public Health Service

PI

Principal Investigator

PLA

Patent License Agreement

PMS

Payment Management System

PO

Program Officer

PRD

Presidential Review Directive

PROG

Peer Review Oversight Group

PRRR

Program Review Report Record

PTO

Patent and Trademark Office

RCMI

Research Centers in Minority Institutions

RDNA

Recombinant DNA Research

RFA

Request for Applications

RFP

Request for Proposal

RFQ

Request for Quotation

RML

Rocky Mountain Laboratory

RO1

NIH Award Type

RPG

Research Project Grant

RSUM

Research Supplements for Underrepresented Minorities

S&W

Salaries and Wages

S&W + B

Salaries and Wages plus Benefits

SAMHSA

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration

SBA

Small Business Administration

SBIR

Small Business Innovation Research Program

SEOG

Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants

SEP

Special Emphasis Panel

SF

Standard Form

SNAP

Streamlined Noncompeting Award Process

SOW

Statement of Work

SPA

Sponsored Project Administration

SPAS

Sponsored Project Administration System

SPIN

An on-line search system for research opportunities developed by the University of New York (SUNY) System

SRA

Society of Research Administrators SRA website

SRG

Scientific Review Group

SSS

Special Study Section

STEP

Science, Technology and Economic Policy Board

STP

Science and Technology Policy

STTR

Small Business Technology Transfer Program

T&A

Time and Attendance

TBSR

Total Business Systems Review

TDC

Total Direct Costs

U.S.C.

United States Code

UBIT

Unrelated Business Income Tax

UCA

Utility Cost Adjustment

UIR

University-Industry Relations

UK-DFID

United Kingdom-Department of International Development

UNCF

United Negro College Fund

USA

United States Army

USAF

United States Air Force

USAID

United States Agency for International Development

USCG

United States Coast Guard

USDA

United States Department of Agriculture

USDA/AMS

USDA Agricultural Marketing Service

USDA/ARS

USDA Agricultural Research Service

USDA/CSREES

USDA Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service

USDA/CSRS

USDA Cooperative State Research Service

USDA/ERS

USDA Economic Research Service

USDA/FS

USDA Forest Service

USDA/FSIS

USDA Food Safety Inspection Service

USDA/IFAFS

USDA Initiative for Future Agriculture and Food Systems

USDA/IREE

USDA Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Competitive Grants Program

USDA/NRCS

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

USDA/NRICGP

USDA/CSREES National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program

USGS

United States Geological Survey

USHBC

United States Highbush Blueberry Council

USIA

United States Information Agency

USN

United States Navy

UWEX

University of Wisconsin Extension

UWF

University of Wisconsin Foundation

VA

Department of Veterans Affairs

WAGA

Wisconsin Apple Growers Association

WCPB

Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board

WDATCP

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection

WDNR

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

WDOA

Wisconsin Department of Administration

WDOE

Wisconsin Department of Energy

WDOJ

Wisconsin Department of Justice

WDOT

Wisconsin Department of Transportation

WHO

World Health Organization

WISELI

Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute

WMMB

Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board

WPVGA

Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

WSMB

Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board

YCC

Youth Conservation Corps

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