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Awarding Offices - Acronyms (see NIH Institutes, Centers & Offices list for URLs and more information)

NIH

FIC Fogarty International Center
NCATS National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
NCCAM National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
NCI National Cancer Institute
NCRR National Center for Research Resources (dissolved 12/2011)
NEI National Eye Institute
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 Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
NIDA National Institute on Drug Abuse
NIDCD National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
NIDCR National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
NIDDK National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
NIEHS

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

NIGMS National Institute of General Medical Sciences
NIMH National Institute of Mental Health
NIMHD National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
NINDS National Institute on Neurological Disorders and Stroke
NLM National Library of Medicine
PAR

 See Program Announcement Reviewed in an Institute.

PAS

See Program Announcement with Set-Aside Funds.

RFA

See Request for Application.

RFP

See Request for Proposals.

RPG

See Research Project Grant


CDC

ATSDR Partner Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
EPO Epidemiology Program Office
NCBDDD National Center on Birth Defects and Development Disabilities
NCCDPHP National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
NCEH National Center for Environmental Health
NCHS National Center for Health Statistics
NCHSTP National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention
NCID National Center for Infectious Diseases
NCIPC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NIP National Immunization Program
OD, CDC Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
PHPPO Public Health Practice Program Office


Organizational Two Letter Codes (used in the grant application number to designate primary funding institute, center, or program)

AHRQ

HS NIH Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ)

NIH

AA
NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
AG
NIH National Institute on Aging (NIA)
AI
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
AR
NIH National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
AT
NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
CA
NIH National Cancer Institute (NCI)
DA
NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
DC
NIH National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
DE
NIH National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
DK
NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
EB
NIH National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
ES
NIH National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
EY
NIH National Eye Institute (NEI)
GM
NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
HD
NIH Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
HG
NIH National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
HL
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
LM
NIH National Library of Medicine (NLM)
MD
NIH National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
MH
NIH National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
NR
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
NS
NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
RM NIH Roadmap
RR National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) (dissolved 12/2011)
TR
NIH National Center for Advancing translational Sciences (NCATS)
TW
NIH Fogarty International Center (FIC)

CDC

CC NIH Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CD Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (ODCDC)
CE National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC)
CH Office of Infectious Diseases (OID)
CI National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases (NCPDCID)
CK National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID)
DD National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDD)
DP National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP)
EH National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)
EP Epidemiology and Analytic Methods Program Office (EAPO)
GD Office of Genomics and Disease Prevention (OGDP)
GH Center for Global Health (CGH)
HK Public Health Informatics and Technology Program Office (PHITPO)
HM National Center for Health Marketing (NCHM)
HY Office of Health and Safety (OHS)
IP National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)
LS Laboratory Science, Policy and Practice Program Office (LSPPPO)
MN Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE)
ND Office of Non-communicable Diseases, Injury and Environmental Health (ONDIEH)
OE Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (OSELS)
OH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
OT Office for State, Tribal, and Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS)
OW Office of Women’s Health (OWH)
PH Public Health Practice Program Office (PHPPO)
PR Office of Chief Public Health Practice (OCPHP)
PS National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STDs and Tuberculosis Prevention (NCHHSTP)
SE Scientific Education and Professional Development Program Office (SEPDPO)
SH National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
SO Public Health Surveillance Program Office (PHSPO)
TP Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR)
TS Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
WC

Office of Workforce and Career Development (OWCD)

FDA

FD NIH Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
BI Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research - Allergenic Products and Parasitology
BJ Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research - Bacterial Products
BK Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research - Viral Products
BL Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research - Cytokine Biology
BM Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research - Cellular and Gene Therapies
BN Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research - Hematologic Products
BO Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research - Monoclonal Antibodies
BP Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research - Transfusion Transmitted Diseases
BQ Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research - Hematology
BR Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research - Product Quality Control
BS Division of Biologics Standards
BT Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research - Immunology and Infectious Diseases
BU Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research - Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology

SAMHSA

SU NIH Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
OA Office of the Administration (SAMHSA)
SM Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)
SP Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)
SU Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
TI

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)

VA

  Veterans Health Administration
BX Biomedical Laboratory Research & Development (BLRD)
CU Cooperative Studies Program (CSP)
CX Clinical Science Research & Development (CSRD)
HX Health Services Research & Development (HSRD)
RD Office of Research & Development (ORD)
RX Rehabilitation Research & Development (RRD)


Other Acronyms    (Jump to:  A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  L  M  N  O  P  R  S  W

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AA Account Administrator in the NIH Commons  
ADAMHA Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration  
AO Administrative Official  
ASSIST Application Submission System & Interface for Submission Tracking  
ASST Assistant role in the NIH Commons  
AHRQ NIH Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality  
AOR Authorized Organization Representative  
AREA Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15)  

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BAFO Best and Final Offer - Final Proposal Revision
BECON Bioengineering Consortium  
BML Biological Material License  
BRDPI Biomedical Research and Development Price Index  
BSC Board of Scientific Counselors  

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CC NIH Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center  
CCR Central Contractor Registration Database (Replaced by SAM  July 2012)  
CDA Career Development Awards  
CDC NIH Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  
CEL Commercial Evaluation License  
CFDA Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance  
CFR Code of Federal Regulations  
CGAP Competitive Grant Application Process  
CIT Center for Information Technology  
CMO Committee Management Officer  
COI Conflict of Interest  
CPI Consumer Price Index  
CRADA Cooperative Research and Development Agreement  
CRC Cooperative Research Center  
CRISP NIH Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Programs  
CSR NIH Center for Scientific Review  

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DCA NIH Division of Cost Allocation  
DCO  Division of Communication and Outreach, OER, OD, NIH  
DEA Division of Extramural Activities  
DEAS Division of Extramural Activities Support  
DFAS Division of Financial Advisory Services, OAMP, NIH  
DHHS NIH Department of Health and Human Services  
DIR Division of Intramural Research  
DLR  Division of Loan Repayment, NIH  
DSMB Data Safety Monitoring Board  
DUNS Data Universal Numbering System  

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EA Expanded Authorities  
EIN Entity Identification Number  
EIR Employee Invention Report  
ERA NIH Electronic Research Administration  
ESA Extramural Scientist Administrator  

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F & A Facilities and Administrative Costs  
FACA Federal Advisory Committee Act  
FAR Federal Acquisition Regulations  
FCTR Federal Cash Transaction Report (SF 272)  
FDA NIH Food and Drug Administration  
FDP Federal Demonstration Partnership  
FIRST First Independent Research Support and Transition Award (R29)  
FOA Funding Opportunity Announcement  
FOIA Freedom of Information Act  
FPR Final Proposal Revision  
FSR Financial Status Report (SF-269 or 269A)  
FTE Full-Time Equivalent  
FTTA Federal Technology Transfer Act  
FTTP Full-Time Training Position  
FWA Federal-wide Assurance  
FY Fiscal Year  

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GAO General Accounting Office  
GMO Grants Management Officer  
GMS Grants Management Specialist  
GPO Government Printing Office  

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HBCU Historically Black College or University  
HHS NIH Department of Health and Human Services  
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act  
HOPE Health Omnibus Programs Extension Legislation  
HR/HI High Risk/High Impact  
HSA Health Scientist Administrator  

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IACUC Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee  
IAR Internet Assisted Review  
IBC Institutional Biosafety Committee  
IBRP Introduction to Biomedical Research Program  
IC NIH Institute or Center  
IDeA Institutional Development Awards  
IMOD Immediate Office of the Director, OER, OD, NIH  
IND Investigational New Drug Application  
IPA Intergovernmental Personnel Act Mobility Program  
IPF Institutional Profile Number  
IRB Institutional Review Board  
IRG Initial Review Group  
IRPG Interactive Research Project Grant  

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JIT Just-In-Time  

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LRP NIH Loan Repayment Program  

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MARC Minority Access to Research Careers Program  
MBRS Minority Bimedical Research Support Program  
MERIT Method to Extend Research in Time Award  
MSTP Medical Scientist Training Program  
MTA Material Transfer Agreement  
MYF Multi-Year Funding  

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NDPA NIH Director's Pioneer Award  
NIH NIH National Institutes of Health  
NoA Notice of Award  
NRFC Not Recommended for Further Consideration  
NRSA National Research Service Award  
NS No Score (lower 50% of grants in study section)  
NSS No Study Section (in house)  

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OAMP Office of Acquisition Management and Policy, NIH  
OAO  Office of Administrative Operations, OER, OD, NIH  
OD Office of the Director, NIH  
OEP Office of Extramural Programs, OER, OD, NIH  
OER Office of Extramural Research, OD, NIH  
OFM NIH Office of Financial Management, OD, NIH  
OGC  Office of the General Counsel, HHS  
OHRP Office for Human Research Protections, HHS (previously OPRR, NIH)  
OIG NIH Office of Inspector General, HHSNIH  
OLAW Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, OER, OD, NIH  
OMA  NIH Office of Management Assessment, NIH  
OMB Office of Management and Budget  
OPERA Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration, OER, OD, NIH  
ORA Office of Reports and Analysis, OER, OD, NIH  
ORI NIH Office of Research Integrity, HHS  
ORIS Office of Research Information Systems, OER, OD, NIH  
ORMH NIH 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, OD, NIH  
OSA Office of Scientific Affairs, OER, OD, NIH  
OSP Office of Science Policy, NIH  
OTMIR Office of Tropical Medicine and International Research, NIAID  

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PA Program Announcement  
PACA Program Approval of Competing Application  
PACM Public Access Compliance Monitor  
PAR Program Announcement Reviewed in an Institute  
PAS Program Announcement with Set-aside funds  
PECASE Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers  
PI Principal Investigator/Program Director/Project Director  
PLA Patent License Agreement  
PHS Public Health Service  
PMC PubMed Central  
PMS Payment Management System  
PO Program Official  
PRRR Program Review Report Record  

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RBM Research Business Models  
RCMI Research Centers in Minority Institutions  
RFA Request For Applications (Grants)  
RFIP Research Facilities Improvement Program  
RFP Request For Proposals (Contracts)  
RML Rocky Mountain Laboratory  
RPG Research Project Grant (R01)  
RPPR Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR)  
RSUM Research Supplements for Underrepresented Minorities  

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SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, HHS  
SBIR Small Business Innovation Research  
SciENcv Science Experts Network  
SEP Special Emphasis Panel  
SF424 (R&R) Standard Form 424 (Research & Related)  
SNAP Streamlined Noncompeting Award Process  
SO Signing Official  
SOW Statement of Work  
SRO Scientific Review Officer  
SREA Scientific Review and Evaluation Award  
SRG Scientific Review Group  
SSS Special Study Section  
STTR Small Business Technology Transfer  

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WHO World Health Organization  

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