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501.c.3

Internal Revenue Service tax exempt status for non-profit organizations

A


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 other non-profit organizations

A-133

OMB Circular A-133 - Audits of states, local governments & non-Profit organizations

AA

Ann Arbor. See: http://www.ci.ann-arbor.mi.us/

AAALAC

American Association of Animal Laboratory Accreditation Council

AAAS

American Association for the Advancement of Science. See: http://www.aaas.org/

AAMC

American Association of Medical Colleges

AAU

Association of American Universities

ABRF

Association of Bimolecular Resource Facilities

ACM

Association of American Medical Colleges

ACS

American Cancer Society. See: http://www.cancer.org/

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. See: http://www.afosr.af.mil/

AFRL

Air Force Research Laboratory

AHA

American Heart Association. See: http://www.americanheart.org/

AHCPR

Agency for Health Care and Research

ANPRM

Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

ARO

Army Research Office , See: http://www.aro.ncren.net/-->

ARPA

Advanced Research Projects Agency

ASAP

Automated Standard Application for Payments

ASSERT

Administrative Supplement for Education and Research Training (DOD)

ATP

Advance Technology Program

AUTM

Association of University Technology Managers


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BAA

Broad Agency Announcement


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C


Career Award/Career Development Award (NIH/NSF)

Award, which allows significant programmatic flexibility, to a senior investigator with a successful history with the agency, or a junior investigator with high research potential.

CAS

Cost Accounting Standards. Specific rules promulgated by the federal government to achieve consistent accounting practices for sponsored projects.

CASB

Cost Accounting Standards Board

CBD

Commerce Business Daily

CBO

Congressional Budget Office

CCH

Commerce Clearing House

CCR

Central Contractor Registration

CDC

Centers for Disease Control. See: http://www.cdc.gov/

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CFDA

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

CFO

Chief Financial Officer

CFR

Code of Federal Regulations

CFS

Committee on Fundamental Science

CICA

Competition in Contracting Act

CISE

Computer and Information Science and Engineering (NSF)

CLIN

Contract Line Item Number

CMIA

Cash Management Improvement Act

CNO

Chief of Naval Operations

CO

Contracting Officer

COI

Conflict of Interest

COGR

Council On Governmental Relations

COS

Committee on Science of the National Science and Technology Council

COS

Community of Science - database of funding opportunities and faculty profiles; See: http://www.research.umich.edu/funding/funding.html-->

COSEPUP

Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy

CPSR

Contractor Procurement/Property System Review

CRADA

Cooperative Research and Development Agreement

CRIA

Confidential Research Information Act; complement to FOIA which exempts proprietary information held by university personnel if certain conditions are met.

CSR

Center for Scientific Review (NIH). See: http://www.csr.nih.gov/


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DA

Department Administration Costs

DA

Department of the Army

DARPA

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. See: http://www.darpa.mil/

DC

Direct Costs

DCE

Direct Cost Equivalent

DCAA

Defense Contract Audit Agency

DCASR's

Defense Contract Administration Services Regions

DEAR

Department of Energy Acquisition Regulations

DEC

Determination of Exceptional Circumstances

DED

Department of Education. Find announcements on the Federal register at http://www.ed.gov/news/fedregister/announce/

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 Agriculture

DOC

Department of Commerce. See: http://www.doc.gov/

DOD

Department of Defense

DODGARS

DOD Grant and Agreement Regulations

DOE

Department of Energy. See: http://www.doe.gov

DOL

Department of Labor. See: http://www.dol.gov/

DOT

Department of Transportation. See: http://www.dot.gov/

DURIP

Defense/University Research Instrumentation Program


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E


EARS

Electronic Approval and Routing Systems

EC

Electronic Commerce (or e commerce)

ECR

Export Control Regulations. Legislation and policies controlling dissemination of "technical data" to foreign nationals, governed by the Dept of Commerce and Depts. of Defense and State.

EDA

Economic Development Administration

EDGAR

Education Department General Administration

EDI

Electronic Data Interchange

EEOC

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

EFT

Electronic Funds Transfer

EO

Executive Order

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

ERA

Economic Regulatory Administration

eRA

Electronic Research Administration

ERIC

Educational Resources Information Center. See: http://www.eric.ed.gov/

ETA

Employment and Training Administration

EVS

Equipment Visibility System


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F&A

Facilities and Administrative (called Indirect costs at the UM)

FAA

Federal Aviation Administration

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

FastLane

NSF's program for ERA; electronic proposal submission is now functional through this system. (See http://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/)

FC-SearchFoundation Center CD- Rom

Database of funding opportunities of US foundations; at DRDA and Grad Library Reference Room

FCC

Federal Communications Commission

FCST

Federal Council for Science and Technology

FDA

Food and Drug Administration

FDP

I Federal Demonstration Project

FDP II

Federal Demonstration Partnership -- A cooperative effort among federal research agencies, universities and the National Academy of Science's Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable aimed at streamlining and improving the federal/university research support relationship and reducing administrative burden on Principal Investigators.

FECAI

Federal Electronic Commerce Acquisition Instructions

FEDIX

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 (NIH)

FICC

Federal Interagency Coordinating Council

FIMA

Financial Management System.

FIPSE

Fund for Improvement of Postsecondary Education. See: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/fipse/

FISAP

Fiscal Operations Report & Application to Participate

FMC

Federal Management Circular

FOB

Free-on-board

FOIA

Freedom of Information Act

FR

Federal Register

FS&T

Federal Science and Technology Budget

FTC

Federal Trade Commission

FTS

Federal Telecommunications System

FY

Fiscal Year


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GA

General Administration (Costs)

GAANN

Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need

GAAP

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

GAO

General Accounting Office

GAMS

Grants Application and Management System: a consortium of universities which is developing an eRA system.

GASB

Governmental Accounting Standards Board

GATT

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

GMAA

Government Management Reform Act

GPG

Grant Proposal Guide (NSF)

GPO

Government Printing Office

GPRA

Government Performance and Results Act

GRANTS

The PeopleSoft, Inc. ERA system, currently under development.

GSA

General Services Administration

GUIRR

Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable


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H


HBCU

Historically Black College and University

HCFA

Health Care Financing Administration

HHS

Department of Health and Human Services

HRSA

Health Resources and Services Administration

HUD

Department of Housing and Urban Development. See: http://www.hud.gov/


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I


IACUC

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

IBC

Institutional Biosafety Committee

ICC

Interstate Commerce Commission

IDC

Indirect Costs

IG

Inspector General

IGERT

Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training Program (NSF)

IMLS

Institute of Museum and Library Services. See: http://www.imls.gov/

IPA

Intergovernmental Personnel Act

IPR

Intellectual Property Rights

IR&D

Independent Research and Development

IRB

Institutional Review Board

IRIS

On-line search system for research opportunities developed by the University of Illinois (not available at UM)

ITAR

International Traffic in Arms Regulation. A specific export control regulation which impacts some projects funded by Department of Defense agencies.

ITMRA

Information Technology Management Reform Act


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J


JAG

Judge Advocate General

JCS

Joint Chiefs of Staff


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L


LSA

Labor Surplus Area


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M


MBDA

Minority Business Development Agency

MBE

Minority Business Enterprise

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding

MPHI

Michigan Public Health Institute. See: http://www.mphi.org/

MRI

Major Research Instrumentation (NSF)

MSRA

Michigan Chapter of Society of Research Administrators

MTDC

Modified Total Direct Costs


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NACUBO

National Association of College and University Business Officers

NAS

National Academy of Sciences

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration. See: http://www.nasa.gov/

NCC

National Coordinating Committee

NCCAM

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NIH)

NCI

National Cancer Institute

NCRR

National Center for Research Resources

NCST

National Council of Science and Technology

NCURA

National Council of University Research Administrators

NEA

National Endowment for the Arts. See: http://arts.endow.gov/

NEH

National Endowment for the Humanities. See: http://www.neh.gov/

NEI

National Eye Institute (NIH)

NHGR

INational Human Genome Research Institute (NIH)

NHLB

INational Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NIH)

NIA

National Institute on Aging (NIH)

NIAAA

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIH)

NIAID

National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH)

NIAMS

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin 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 Communicable Disorders (NIH)

NIDCR

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIH)

NIDDK

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

NIE

National Institute of Education

NIEHS

National Institute of Environmental Health Services (NIH)

NIGMS

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH)

NIH

National Institutes of Health. See: http://www.nih.gov/grants

NIH

CommonsNIH's strategy to accommodate ERA

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)

NIOSH

National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

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

NRC

National Research Council

NRC

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

NRL

Naval Research Laboratory

NSA

National Security Agency

NSB

National Science Board

NSC

National Security Council

NSF

National Science Foundation. Most up to date announcements at: http://www.nsf.gov/home/ebulletin/edaily.htm

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


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O


OCR

Office of Civil Rights

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

OIG

Office of Inspector General

O&M

Operations and Maintenance Costs

OMB

Office of Management and Budget

ONR

Office of Naval Research. See http://www.onr.navy.mil/

OPM

Office of Personnel Management

OPRR

Office for Protection from Research Risks

ORA

Office of Research Administration

ORI

Office of Research Integrity

OSEP

Office of Special Education Programs

OSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Administrationv

OSP

Office of Sponsored Projects

OSTP

Office of Science and Technology Policy

OT

Office of Transportation


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P


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

PMS

Payment Management System

PRD

Presidential Review Directive

PROG

Peer Review Oversight Group

PTO

Patent and Trademark Office


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R


RDNA

Recombinant DNA Research

RFA

Request for Applications

RFP

Request for Proposal

RFQ

Request for Quotation


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S


S&W

Salaries and Wages

S&W + B

Salaries and Wages plus Benefits

SAMHSA

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (NIH)

SBIR

Small Business Innovative Research

SBA

Small Business Administration

SEOG

Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants

SF

Standard Form

SOW

Statement of Work

SPA

Sponsored Project Administration

SPAS

Sponsored Project Administration System

SPIN

On-line search system for research opportunities developed by the University of New York System; see http://www.research.umich.edu/funding/funding.html-->

SRA

Society of Research Administrators

STEP

Science, Technology and Economic Policy Board

STP

Science and Technology Policy

STTR

Small Business Technology Transfer


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T


T&A

Time and attendance

TBSR

Total Business Systems Review

TDC

Total Direct Costs


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U


UBIT

Unrelated Business Income Tax

UCA

Utility Cost Adjustment

USA

United States Army

USAF

United States Air Force

USAID

United States Agency for International Development. See: www.usaid.gov

USC

United States Code

USCG

United States Coast Guard

USDA

United States Department of Agriculture. See: http://www.usda.gov/

USDOJ

United States Department of Justice. See: http://www.usdoj.gov/

USIA

United States Information Agency (now integrated into the State Department). See: http://www.ait.org.tw/infousa/enus/

USN

United States Navy

USPA

United States Postal Service. See: http://www.usps.gov/


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V


VA

Department of Veterans Affairs


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W


WHO

World Health Organization. See: http://www.who.int/


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X, Y, Z


YCC

Youth Conservation Corp


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