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Grant/Contract Definitions

Grant/Contract Acronyms

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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 Other Nonprofit Organizations
A-133 OMB Circular A-133 Audits of States, Local Governments & Nonprofit Organizations
ACO Administrative Contracting Officer
ADA Americans with Disabilities Act
AO Authorizing Official or Administrative Official (used by NIH eRA Commons)
AOR Authorized Organization Representative (used by
ARPA Advanced Research Projects Agency
Bio sketch Resume or curriculum vitae
CAS Cost Accounting Standards
CASB Cost Accounting Standards Board
CBO Congressional Budget Office
CCR Central Contractor Registration
CDA Confidential Disclosure Agreement
CFDA Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
CFO Chief Financial Officer
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CO Contracting Officer
COI Conflict of Interest
COTR Contract Officer Technical Representative
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DA Departmental Administration
DC Direct Costs
DCE Direct Cost Equivalent
DHHS Department of Health and Human Services
DS-2 Disclosure Statement (under Cost Accounting Standards)
EARS Electronic Approval and Routing Systems
EDGAR Education Department General Administration Reg.
EDI Electronic Data Interchange
EFT Electronic Funds Transfer
ERA Electronic Research Administration
F&A Facilities and Administrative Costs (formerly Indirect Costs)
FAR Federal Acquisition Regulations
FASB Financial Accounting Standards Board
FIFO First In, First Out
FIMA Financial Management System
FIPSE Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
FOIA Freedom of Information Act
FR Federal Register
FSR Financial Status Report
FY Fiscal Year
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GA General Administration
GAAP Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
GAGAS Government Auditing Standards
GAO Government Accountability Office
GASB Governmental Accounting Standards Board
GMO Grants Management Office
GPG Grant Proposal Guide
GPRA Government Performance and Results Act
GSA General Services Administration
GUIRR Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable
HBCU Historically Black College and University
HHS Department of Health and Human Services
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
ICR Indirect Cost Recovery
IDC Indirect Cost (currently referred to as F*A)
IG Inspector General
IHE Institutions of Higher Education
IRB Institutional Review Board (Human Subjects)
IRIS Online funding source system from the University of Illinois
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M & O Maintenance & Operations
MBE Minority Business Enterprise
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MTA Material Transfer Agreement
MTDC Modified Total Direct Costs
NACCA National Conference on College Cost Accounting
NCRR National Center for Research Resources
NCURA National Council of University Research Administrators
NGA Notice of Grant Award
OFCC Office of Federal Contract Compliance
OFM Office of Financial Management
OIG Office of Inspector General
OIRA Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OMB)
OMB Office of Management and Budget
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PA Program Announcement
PI Principal Investigator
PMS Payment Management System (DHHS)
PO Purchase Order
PUI Predominately Undergraduate Institution
RFA Request for Applications
RFP Request for Proposal
RFQ Request for Quotation
S&W Salaries and Wages
S&W+B Salaries and Wages plus Benefits
SF Standard Form
SOW Statement of Work
SPA Sponsored Program Administration
SPIN Sponsored Programs Information Network (funding information system from InfoEd)
SRA Society of Research Administrators
SRO Sponsored Research Office
T & A Time and attendance
T & E Time and effort
TDC Total Direct Costs

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