Commonly Encountered Acronyms


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AAAS
AASCU
AAU
AAUW
ACF
ACYF
ADA
ADD
AED
AHCPR
AHEC
AID
AOA
AREA
ARI
ARO
ARS
ATP
ATSDR

American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Association of State Colleges & Universities
Association of American Universities
American Association of University Women Educational Foundation
Administration on Children and Families (HHS)
Administration for Children, Youth and Families (ACF)
Americans with Disabilities Act
Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ACF)
Academy for Educational Development
Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (HHS)
Area Health Education Centers (HRSA)
Agency for International Development - also USAID (IDCA)
Administration on Aging (HHS)
Academic Research Enhancement Award (NIH)
Academic Research Infrastructure Program (NSF)
Army Research Office (DOD)
Agriculture Research Service (USDA)
Advanced Technology Program
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (PHS)  

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BAA
BHRD
BLM
BLS
BMCH
Broad Agency Announcement
Bureau of Health Resources Development (HRSA)
Bureau of Land Management (DOI)
Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL)
Bureau of Maternal and Child Health (HRSA)

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CAN
CBD
CBO
CCR
CDC
CFA
CFDA
CFR
CIES
CNCS
COGR 
COI 
CPB
CSAP
CSAT
CSRS
Combined Application Notice (ED)
Commerce Business Daily
Congressional Budget Office
Commission on Civil Rights
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS)
Commission on Fine Arts
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Code of Federal Reguations
Council for the International Exchange of Scholars
The Corporation for National and Community Service
Council on Governmental Relations
Conflict of Interest
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (SAMHSA)
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (SAMHSA)
Cooperative State Research Service (USDA)

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DEA
DOC
DOD
DOE
DOI
DOJ
DOL
DOS
DOT
DUE
Drug Enforcement Agencey (DOJ)
Department of Commerce
Department of Defense
Department of Energy
Department of Interior
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of Transportation
Division of Undergraduate Education (NSF)

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ED
EDA
EDGAR
EOP
EPA
EPSCoR
ETA
Department of Education --- also known as DOE
Economic Development Administration (Commerce)
Education Department General Administrative Reguations
Executive Office of the President
Environmental Protection Agency
Experimental Program to Similate Competitive Research
Employment & Training Administration (DOL)

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F&A Costs
FAA
FAR
FCC
FDA
FDP
FERC
FHA
FIE
FIPSE
FR
FTC
FY
Facilities & Administrative Costs (formerly Indirect Costs)
Federal Aviation Administration (DOT)
Federal Aquisition Regulation
Federal Communications Commission
Food and Drug Administration (HHS)
Federal Demonstration Project
Federal Engergy Regulatory Commission (DOE)
Federal Highway Administration (DOT)
Fund for Innovation in Education (ED)
Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED)
Federal Register
Federal Trade Commission
Fiscal Year

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GAANN
GAO
GPG
GPO
GRC
GSA
Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (ED)
General Accounting Office
Grant Poposal Guide (NSF)
Government Printing Office
Grants Resource Center (AASCU)
General Services Administration

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HBCU
HCFA
HHS
HRSA
HUD
Historically Black College or University
Health Care Financing Administration (HHS)
Department of Health and Human Services
Health Resources and Services Administration
Department of Housing and Urban Development

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IACUC
IAF
ICC
IDC
IDCA
IDEA
IHE
IIE
IOM
IRB
IREX

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
Inter-American Foundation
Interstate Commerce Commission
Indirect Costs
International Development Cooperation Agency
Individuals with Disablities Education Act
Institute of Higher Education
Institute of International Education
Institute of Medicine
Institutional Review Board
International Research and Exchanges Board

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JOBS
JTPA
Jobs Opportunities and Basic Skills (HHS)
Job Training Partnership Act (DOL)

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LSC Legal Services Corporation

M

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MARFIN 
MBDA
MI
MSIP
MTDC
Marine Fisheries Initiative (NOAA)
Minority Business Development Agency (DOC)
Minority Institution
Minority Science Improvement Program (ED)
Modified Total Direct Costs

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NAE
NAEP
NARA
NAS
NASA
NASULGC
NCD
NCI
NCLIS
NCRR
NCTR
NCURA
NEA
NEH
NFAH
NHLBI
NIA
NIAAA
NIAID
NIAMSD
NIDA
NIDCD
NIDR
NIDRR
NIH
NII
NIJ
NIMH
NINR
NIST
NLM
NMFS
NOAA
NPRM
NSA
NSB
NSC
NSEP
NSF
NTIS
NTSB
National Academy of Engineering
National Assessment of Educational Programs (ED)
National Archives and Records Administration
National Academy of Sciences
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges
National Council on Disablities
National Cancer Institute
National Commission on Libraries and Information Science
National Center for Research Resources (NIH)
National Center for Toxicological Research (HHS)
National Council of University Research Administrators
National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities
National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (NIH)
National Institute on Aging (NIH)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIH)
National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (NIH)
Nation Institute of Arthritis& Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases (NIH)
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institute on Deafness & Other Communication Disorders (NIH)
National Institute on Dental Research (NIH)
National Institute on Disability & Rehabilitation Research (OSERS)
National Institutes of Health (HHS)
National Information Infrastructure
National Institute of Justice (DOJ)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIH)
National Institute of Nursing Research (NIH)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (DOC)
National Library of Medicine (NIH)
National Marine Fisheries Services (NOAA)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC)
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
National Security Agency (DOD)
National Science Board (NSF)
National Security Council (EOP)
National Security Education Program (DOD)
National Science Foundation
National Technical Information Service (DOC)
National Transportation Safety Board

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OASH 
OBEMLA  
OEIR
OESE 
OGE
OICD
OMB
OPSE 
OPM
OPRR
ORI
OSEP
OSERS
OSP
OSR
OSTP
OTA
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Language Affairs (ED)
Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED)
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (also El-Sec) (ED)
Office of Government Ethics
Office of Internation Cooperation & Development (USDA)
Office of Management & Budget
Office of Postsecondary Education (or OPS) (ED)
Office of Personnel Management
Office for Protection from Research Risks (NIH)
Office of Research Integrity (OASH)
Office of Special Education Programs (OSERS)
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED)
Office of Sponsored Programs (AASU)
Office of Systemic Reform (NSF)
Office of Science & Technology Policy (EOP)
Office of Technology Assessment

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PHS
PI/PD
PREP
PRH
Public Health Service (HHS)
Principle Investigator/Project Director
Pre-Freshman Enrichment Program (DOE)
Patricia Robert Harris Program (ED)

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R

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RDA
RFA
RFP
Rural Development Administration (USDA)
Request for Applications
Request for Proposals

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SAMHSA
SBA
SBIRP
SCUP 
SEC
SI
SPRANS
STIS
STTR 
S&W
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS)
Small Business Administration
Small Business Innovative Research Program (ED)
School, College, University Partnership Program (ED)
Securities and Exchange Commission
Smithsonian Institution
Special Projects of Regional & National Significance (HRSA)
Science & Technology Information System (NSF)
Small Business Technology Transfer Program
Salaries & Wages

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TDC
TMDC
TRIO
Total Direct Costs
Total Modified Direct Costs
Division of Student Services Program (ED)

U

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USAID
USDA
USIA
USIP
United States Agency for International Development (also AID) (IDCA)
United States Department of Agriculture
United States Information Agency
United States Institute of Peace

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