Sponsored Programs Acronyms




A-21 – The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulatory circular titled, “Cost Principles for Educational Institutions."

A-110– The OMB regulatory circular titled, “Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations.”

A-133– The OMB regulatory circular titled, “Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations.”

AAALAC – Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International

AAAS – American Association for the Advancement of Science

AAMC – Association of American Medical Colleges

AAU – Association of American Universities

ABR – Automatic Budget Reallocation

ACO – Administrative Contracting Officer

ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

ADEC – Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation

ADF&G – Alaska Department of Fish & Game

AFARS – Army Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement

AFOSR – Air Force Office of Scientific Research

AFR – Annual Financial Report

AFRL – Air Force Research Laboratory

AGAR -- Agriculture Acquisition Regulation (USDA)

AHA – American Heart Association

AIDARUSAID Acquisition Regulation

ANPRM – Advance Notice of Proposed Rule Making

AORAuthorized Organizational Representative

ARO – Army Research Office

ASAP – Automated Standard Application for Payments

ATP – Advanced Technology Program

AUTMThe Association of University Technology Managers

AYAcademic Year

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BATNA   Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement

BAA – Broad Agency Announcement

BORBoard of Regents

BRIN – Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network

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CAN – Combined Application Announcement (Department of Education)

CARCommerce Acquisition Regulation

CASCost Accounting Standards

CASBCost Accounting Standards Board

CBD – Commerce Business Daily

CBO – Congressional Budget Office

CCRCentral Contractor Registration

CDC – Center for Disease Control (Health and Human Services)

CFDACatalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

CFO – Chief Financial Officer

CFRCode of Federal Regulations

CICA – Competition in Contracting Act

CIFAR – The Cooperative Institute for Arctic Research

CLIN – Contract Line Item Number

CMI – The University of Alaska Coastal Marine Institute

CMIA – Cash Management Improvement Act CNS – Corporation for National Service

CO – Contracting Officer


CO-PI– Co-Principal Investigator

COGR – Council on Governmental Relations

COIConflict of Interest

COLA – Cost of Living Allowance

CONUS – Continental United States

COS – Community of Science

CPAF – Cost Plus Award Fee Contract

CPFF – Cost Plus Fixed Fee Contract

CPIF – Cost Plus Incentive Fee Contract

CPPC – Cost Plus Percentage of Cost Contract

CPRA – Certified Pre-Award Research Administrator

CR Cost reimbursable

CRACertified Research Administrator (also Cenral Research Administrator)

CRCD -- College of Rural and Community Development  

CRSCenter for Research Services

CRADA or CRDA – Cooperative Research and Development Agreement 

CRREL – The United States Army Cold Regions Research & Engineering Laboratory

CSAP – Center for Substance Abuse and Prevention (Department of Health and Human Services) 

CSPR – Contractor Procurement/Property System review

CSR – Center for Scientific Review (National Institutes of Health)

CYCalendar Year

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DA – Departmental Administration Costs (Department of the Army)

DAAR – Department of the Army Acquisition Regulation

DAFARS – Department of the Air Force Acquisition Regulation

DARPA – Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DoD)

DBE (deebee) – Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

DCDirect Costs

DCAADefense Contract Audit Agency

DCASR – Defense Contract Administration Services Regions

DCSR – Defense Supply Center Richmond

DEAR – Department of Energy Acquisition Regulations

DEC – Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Department of Exceptional Circumstances

DED – Department of Education

DFARS– Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement

DGA – Division of Grants and Agreements (National Science Foundation)

DHHS – Department of Health and Human Services

DHS – Department of Homeland Security

DIA – Defense Intelligence Agency

DIAR -- Department of the Interior Acquisition Regulation

DNAR Department of the Navy Acquisition Regulation

DOC – Department of Commerce

DoD – Department of Defense

DoDGAR – Department of Defense Grant and Agreement Regulations

DOE – Department of Energy

DOEd – Department of Education

DOI– Department of the Interior

DOL – Department of Labor

DOLAR -- Department of Labor Acquisition Regulation

DOSAR -- Department of State Acquisition Regulation

DOT – Department of Transportation

DRA Departmental Research Administrator

DS-2Cost Accounting Standards Board Disclosure Statement

DUNSData Universal Numbering System

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EARExport Administration Regulations

EC – Electronic Commerce

EDA– Economic Development Administration

EDAR – Department of Education Acquisition Regulation

EDGAR – Education Department General Administrative Regulations

EDI – Electronic Data Interchange

EED– Alaska Department of Education & Early Development

EEOC – Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

EFT – Electronic Funds Transfer

EINEmployer Identification Number

EO – Executive Order

EPA – Environmental Protection Agency

EPAAR Environmental Protection Agency Acquisition Regulation

EPSCoR – Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research

ERA – Electronic Research Administration

ERI – Emerging Research Institution

EVOS – The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council

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F&A – Facilities & Administrative Costs – See "Indirect Costs"

FAA – Federal Aviation Administration

FARFederal Acquisition Regulations

FARS – Financial Accounting and Reporting System

FASA – Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act

FASAB – Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board

FCC – Federal Communications Commission

FCOIFinancial Conflict of Interest

FCTR (SF 272) – Federal Cash Transaction Report (Standard Form 272)

FDA – Food and Drug Administration

FDP – Florida Demonstration Project and its successors, the Federal Demonstration Project

FEHBAR – Federal Employees Health Benefits Program Acquisition Regulation

FEMA – Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMAAR – FEMA Acquisition Regulation

FES – Faculty Effort System

FFMIA – Federal Financial Management Improvement Act

FFP – Firm Fixed Price

FHWA – Federal Highway Administration

FIC – Fogarty International Center (NIH)

FICE – Federal Interagency Committee on Education

FIPSE – Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education, Department of Education

FMC – Federal Management Circular

FOIA – Freedom Of Information Act

FR – Federal Register

FR – Fixed rate

FRS – Financial Record System

FSR – Financial Status Report

FTD – Federal Trade Commission

FTE Full-Time Equivalent

FWA – Federalwide Assurance

FWS – The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

FY Fiscal Year

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GA – General Administration (costs)

GAAP – Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

GAO – Government Accounting Office

GASB – Governmental Accounting Standards Board

GATT – General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

GC-1 – Grants General Conditions - 1, National Science Foundation

OGCA UAF The Office of Grants and Contracts Administration

GMRA – Government Management Reform Act

GPD – Grant Policy Directives

GPG Grant Proposal Guide, National Science Foundation

GPM – Grants Policy Manual, National Science Foundation

GPO – Government Printing Office

GPRA – Government Performance and Results Act

GPS – Grants Policy Statement, National Institutes of Health

GSA General Services Administration

GSARGeneral Services Acquisition Regulation (GSA)

GTJG – Go-To-Jail Guy

GUIRR Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable

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HBCU – Historically Black College and University

HCFA – Health Care Financing Administration

HHS – Department of Health and Human Services

HHSAR HHS Acquisition Regulation (DHHS)

HRSA – Health Resources and Services Administration, Heath and Human Services

HSAR DHS Acquisition Regulation

HUB – Historically Underutilized Business

HUD – Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUDAR HUD Acquisition Regulation

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IAAR – Information Agency Acquisition Regulation

IACUC Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

IAF – Internal Approval Form

IBC – Institutional Biosafety Committee

ICR – Indirect Cost Recovery, see Indirect Costs

IDC – Indirect Costs, (Facilities and Administrative Costs or F&A)

IDIV – Inter-Departmental Invoice Voucher

IG – Inspector General (grant oversight)

IP Intellectual Property

IR&D – Independent Research and Development

IRB Institutional Review Board for the Care of Human Subjects

IRG – Integrated Review Groups, National Institutes of Health

IRPG – Interactive Research Project Grant, National Institutes of Health

ITAR International Traffic in Arms Regulations

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JARJustice Acquisition Regulation

JHU – The Johns Hopkins University

JIT Just-In-Time

JPL – The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

JTR Joint Travel Regulations

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LH Labor Hour

LIFAR – Office of Personnel Management Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Federal Acquisition Regulation

LOC – Letter of Credit

LOI Letter of Intent

LOS Letter of Support

LSA – Labor Surplus Area

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MAU - Major administrative unit within the UA System (UAF, UAA, or UAS).

M/CSMatching/Cost Sharing

MBE (meebee) – Minority Business Enterprise

MOA Memorandum of Agreement

MOU Memorandum of Understanding

MPA – Multiple Project Assurance

MRI Major Research Instrumentation

MTDC Modified Total Direct Costs

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NACUBO – National Association of College and University Business Officers.

NAS – National Academy of Science

NASA – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASULGC – National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges

NCE No-Cost Extension

NCHGR – National Center for Human Gnome Research (NIH)

NCI – National Cancer Institute (NIH)

NCRR– National Center for Research Resources (NIH)

NCST – National Council of Science and Technology

NCURA National Council of University Research Administrators

NEA – National Endowment for the Arts

NEH – National Endowment for the Humanities

NEI – National Eye Institute (NIH)

NEPA National Environmental Policy Act

NFS–  NASA FAR Supplement

NGA – Notice of Grant Award

NHLBI – National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NIH)

NIA – National Institute on Aging (NIH)

NIAAA – National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIH)

NIAID – National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH).

NICHD – National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NIH)

NIDA – National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH)

NIDCD – National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIH)

NIDDK – National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIH)

NIDR – National Institute of Dental Research (NIH)

NIEHS – National Institute of Environmental Health Services

NIGMS – National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH)

NIH – National Institutes of Health

NIJ – National Institute of Justice

NIMH – National Institute of Mental Health (NIH)

NINDS – National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NIH)

NINR – National Institute for Nursing Research (NIH)

NIST – National Institute of Standards and Technology

NLM – National Library of Medicine

NOAA – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOGA – Notice Of Grant Award

NPR – National Performance Review

NPRB – The North Pacific Research Board

NPRM – Notice of Proposed Rule Making

NPS – The National Park Service

NRA NASA Research Announcement

NRC – National Research Council, Nuclear Regulatory Commision

NRCARNRC Acquisition Regulation

NRI – USDA Cooperative Research Education and Extension Service National Research Initiative

NRL – Naval Research Laboratory

NSA – National Security Agency

NSB – National Science Board

NSC – National Security Council

NSF – The National Science Foundation

NSFAR–  National Science Foundation Acquisition Regulation

NSP – Not Separately Priced

NSTC – National Science Technology Council

NTSB – National Transportation Safety Board

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O&M – Operations and Maintenance Costs

OBEMLA – Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Language Affairs, Department of Education

OCR – Office of Civil Rights

OCONUS – Outside the Continental United States

OER – Office of Extramural Research (National Institutes of Health)

OERI – Office of Educational Research Improvement, Department of Education

OFCC – Office of Federal Contract Compliance

OFM – Office of Financial Management

OFPP – Office of Federal Procurement Policy

OHRP – Office of Human Research Protections

OIA – Other Institutional Activity

OIG – Office of the Inspector General, (IG)

OLAW – Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare

OMB Office of Management and Budget

ONR Office of Naval Research

OPAS – Organizational Prior Approval System

OPM – Office of Personnel Management

OPRR – Office for Protection from Research Risks (DHHS)

ORI Office of Research Integrity

OSA – Other Sponsored Activity

OSEP – Office of Special Education Programs

OSERS – Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, Department of Education

OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSP Office of Sponsored Programs

OSTP Office of Science and Technology Policy

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PA – Program Announcement, National Institutes of Health

PAC Proposal Administrators and Coordinators

PAPPG–  The Proposal and Awards Policies and Procedures Guide (NSF)

PARPanama Canal Commission Acquisition Regulation

PCAST – President's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology

PCCRC – The Pollock Conservation Cooperative Research Center

PCO – Procurement Contracting Officer

PCS – Code Program Classification Code

PD – Project Director

PDF – Program Document File, Adobe Portable Document Format

PETA – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

PHS – Public Heath Service

PNNL/PNL – Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

PI Principal Investigator

PL – Public Law

PMS – Payment Management System

PRD – Presidential Review Directive

PRDA – Program Research and Development Announcement.

PRIM&R – Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research

PROG – Peer Review Oversight Group

PSPF – President's Special Projects Fund

PTO – US Patent and Trademark Office

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R&D – Research and Development

rDNA – Recombinant DNA

RFA – Request for Applications

RFP – Request for Proposals

RFQ – Request for Quotation

RPPRResearch Performance Progress Report (NSF)

RSA Reimbursable Services Agreement, Rehabilitation Services Administration (Department of Education)

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S2S – System-to-system

S&W – Salaries and Wages

S&W+B – Salaries and Wages plus Benefits

SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration

SBA – Small Business Administration, Department of Commerce

SBIR Small Business Innovation Research Program

SEOG – Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants

SF – Standard Form

SGER (sugar) – Small Grants for Exploratory Research

SIC – Standard Industrial Code

SNAP – Streamlined Non-competing Award Process (National Institutes of Health)

SNRAS School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences

SOW Statement of Work

SPOC – Single Point Of Contact

SRA Society of Research Administrators International, Scientific Review Administrator (National Institutes of Health)

SRG – Scientific Review Group, National Institutes of Health

SSA – Social Security Administration.

SSAR Social Security Acquisition Regulation

STTR Small Business Technology Transfer Research Program

SWOT Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats Analysis

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T&M – Time and Materials

TAPR Transportation Acquisition Procurement Regulation (US DOT)

TARTransportation Acquisition Regulation (US DOT)

TC – Total Costs

TDC Total Direct Costs

TT Technology Transfer

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UBIT – Unrelated Business Income Tax

UBMTAUniform Biological Materials Transfer Agreement

UCA – Utility Cost Adjustment

USA – United States Army

USAF – United States Air Force

USAID – United States Agency of International Development

USC – United States Code

USCG – United States Coast Guard

USDA – United States Department of Agriculture

USFWS – United States Fish and Wildlife Service

USGS – United States Geological Survey

USIA – United States Information Agency

USN – United States Navy

USPTO – United States Patent and Trademark Office

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VA – Department of Veterans Affairs

VAARVA Acquisition Regulation

VAH – Veterans Administration Hospital

VCAS Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services

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WBE (weebee) – Women's Business Enterprise

WHO – World Health Organization

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ZOPA – Zone of Possible Agreement

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