Frequently Used Acronyms

AcronymName
A-21OMB Circular/Cost Principles for Educational Institutions
A-110OMB Circular/Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and other Agreements
A-133Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations
AOAuthorizing Official; Administrative Official
AORAuthorized Official Representative – an individual who is authorized to sign and submit proposals on behalf of the University
APAccounts Payable
ARAccounts Receivable
AVCAssociate Vice Chancellor
BAABroad Agency Announcement
BOTNC State Board of Trustees
C&GOffice of Contracts and Grants
CALSCollege of Agriculture and Life Sciences
CAS(B)Cost Accounting Standards (Board)
CEDCollege of Education
CFDAThe Catalog of Federal Assistance – government-wide list of Federal programs, projects, services, and activities which provides assistance and benefits to the American public
CFRCode of Federal Regulations
CHASSCollege of Humanities & Social Sciences
CNRCollege of Natural Resources
COContracting Officer
Co – ICo – Investigator
CODCollege of Design
COECollege of Engineering
COIConflict of Interest
CORContracting Officer’s Representative
COSCollege of Sciences
COTWilson College of Textiles
CRACertified Research Administrator
CROCollege Research Office
CVCurriculum Vitae
CVMCollege of Veterinary Medicine
DFARDepartment of Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement
DS-2Disclosure Statement
ERAElectronic Research Administration
F&AFacilities and Administrative Costs
FARFederal Acquisition Regulations
FDPFederal Demonstration Partnership
FRPDFaculty Research & Professional Development
FSRFinancial Status Report
G&AGeneral and Administrative Costs
GLGeneral Ledger
IACUCInstitutional Animal Care and Use Committee
IDCIndirect Costs (see F&A)
IPAIntergovernmental Personnel Act
IRBInstitutional Review Board
JVJournal Voucher
LOCLetter of Credit
LOILetter of Intent
MOAMemorandum of Agreement
MOUMemorandum of Understanding
MTDCModified Total Direct Cost
NOINotice of Intent to Perform External Activities for Pay
OMBOffice of Management and Budget
ORCOffice of Research Commercialization
OUCOrganizational Unit Code
PCOMPoole College of Management
PIPrincipal Investigator
PINSProject Information and Navigation System
PMRProject Modification Request System
POPurchase Order
PSPeopleSoft Application
RADARResearch Administration Data and Reporting
REDResearch Enterprise Data system
RFPRequest for Proposal
RFQRequest for Quotation
ROCResearch Operations Council
RSCResearch Support Council
SPARCSSponsored Programs and Regulatory Compliance Services
T&CsTerms and Conditions
TDCTotal Direct Cost
TEARSThe Employee Activity and Reporting System
TFFATotal Federal Funds Awarded
UGUniform Guidance
URCUniversity Research Council
VCVice Chancellor
WRSWolfPack Reporting System

AcronymsDescriptions
AEMPCenter for Advanced Electronic Materials Processing
AFFOAAdvanced Functional Fabrics
APWMCAnimal and Pultry Waste Management Center
ARMIAdvanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute
BMILBiomedical Instrumentation Center
BMMSLBiomedical Microsensors Lab
BRCBioinformatics Research Center
BTECGolden Leaf Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center
BWACBroadband Wireless Access and Applications Center
CACCCenter for Advanced Computing & Communications
CAEMLCenter for Advanced Electronics through Machine Learning
CAFSCenter for Advanced Forestry Systems
CAFSCenter for Advanced Forestry Systems
CAMALCenter for Additive Manufacturing and Logistics
CAMSSCenter for Advanced Materials and Smart Structures
CAPERCenter for Advanced Power Engineering Research
CAPPSCenter for Aseptic Processing & Packaging Studies
CARTACenter for Accelerated Real Time Analytics
CBBW. M. Keck Center for Behavioral Biology
CCMTRCenter for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research
CCSPCenter for Communications & Signal Processing
CCTRPCenter for Chemical Toxicology Research and Pharmacokinetics
CDPCenter for Dielectrics and Piezoelectrics
CEICenter for Educational Informatics
CEnREPCenter for Environmental and Resource Economic Policy
CENTERECenter for Turfgrass Environmenatl Research and Education
CESRCenter for Efficient, Scalable and Reliable Computing
CFACECenter for Family And Community Engagement
CGACenter for Geospatial Analytics
CHHECenter for Health and the Environment
CHMPRCenter for Hybrid Multicore Productivity Research
CICICenter for the Intgration of Composites into Infrastructure
CIFRAdvanced Self Powered Systems of Sensors and Technologies Center
CIFRCenter for Integrated Fungal Research
CILCenters, Institutes and Laboratories
CIMSCenter for Innovation Management Studies
CIPMCenter for Integrated Pest Management
CMASTCenter for Marine Sciences and Technology
CMIComparative Medicine Institute
CMLCell Mechanics Laboaratory
CNEFSCenter for Nuclear Energy Facilities and Structures
CQSBCenter for Quanititative Sciences in Biomedicine
CRIMCenter for Robotics and Intelligent Machines
CRSCCenter for Research in Scientific Computation
CTESCenter for Transportation Engineering Studies
CUDCenter for Universal Design
DGRCDigital Games Research Center
DMDIIDigital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute
ERCEngineering Research Centers
ERCEngineering Research Centers
FMMCFurniture Manufacturing & Management Center
FREEDMFuture Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management Systems Center
GESGenetic Engineering and Society Center
GSLGenomics Sciences Laboratory
IAAInstitue for Advanced Analytics
IEIInstitute for Emerging Issues
IMSEIIntegrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering Institute
INPREEInstitute for Nonprofit Research, Education and Engagement
IPMCIntegrated Pest Management Center
IRFPIndustry Research Programs in Forestry
ITREInstitute for Transportation Research and Education
IURCIndustry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program
KCLDSKhayallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies
KIETSKenan Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science
MEASMarine, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
MRSECMaterials Research Science and Engineering Center
NAMIINational Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (America Makes)
NCCETCNorth Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center
NCICSNorth Carolina Institute for Climate Studies
NCJCNorth Carolina Japan Center
NCRCNonwovens Cooperative Research Center
NCSGNorth Carolina Sea Grant College Program
NGPEMIINext Generation Power Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute
NGPEMIINext Generation Power Electronics Innovation Institute (Power America)
NIIMBLNational Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals
NNFNCSU Nanofabrication Laboratory
NRPNuclear Reactor Program
NWINonwovens Institute
PECPrecision Engineering Center
PSRCPower Semiconductor Research Center
RAPIDRapid Advancement in Process Intensification Development
RENCIRenaissance Computing Institute
RTECResearch Triangle Energy Consortium
SBTDCSmall Business and Technology Development Center
SCISecure Computing Institute
SCONCState Climate Office of North Carolina
SDFRCSoutheast Dairy Foods Research Center
SLCGeneral H. Hugh Shelton Leadership Center
SMIISmart Manufacturing Innovation Institute
TC2Center for Textile/Clothing Technology Center
TECTechnology, Education and Commercialization
TECNCErgonomics Center of North Carolina
T-PACCTextile Protection and Comfort Center
TUNLTriangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory
WIFIEIWilliam and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
WRRIWater Resources Research Institute

AcronymsDescriptions
ASUAppalachian State University
ECSUElizabeth City State University
ECUEast Carolina University
FSUFayetteville State University
NCA&TNorth Carolina A&T State University
NCCUNorth Carolina Central University
NCSSMNorth Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
NCSUNorth Carolina State University
UNC-AUNC Asheville
UNC-CUNC-Charlotte
UNC-CHUNC-Chapel Hill
UNC-GUNC-Greensboro
UNC-PUNC-Pembroke
UNCSAUniversity of North Carolina School of the Arts
UNC SOUniversity of North Carolina System Office
UNC-WUNC-Wilmington
WCUWestern Carolina University
WSSUWinston Salem State University

AcronymsName
AFOSRUS Air Force Office of Sponsored Research
AROArmy Research Office
CCDDCore Center for Diarrhea Diseases
CDCCenter for Disease Control
DEHNR/DENRDepartment of Health, Environment and Natural Resources
DFARDepartment of Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement
DHHSUS Department of Health & Human Services and/or NC Department of Health & Human Services
DODDepartment of Defense
DOEDepartment of Energy
DOEdUS Department of Education
DOTUS Department of Transportation
EPAEnvironmental Protection Agency
HUDHousing and Urban Development
NASANational Aeronautics and Space Administration
NCDANC Department of Agriculture
NCDHHSNC Department of Health & Human Services
NCDOTNC Department of Transportation
NCDPINC Department of Public Instruction
NEHNational Endowment for the Humanities
NIHNational Institute of Health
NOAANational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NRCSNatural Resource Conservation Service
NSANational Security Agency
NSFNational Science Foundation
NTCNational Textile Center
ODOTOhio Department of Transportation
ONROffice of Naval Research
PHSPublic Health Service
USAIDUS Agency for International Development
USDAUS Department of Agriculture
USDCUS Department of Commerce
USDIUS Department of the Interior
USDOTUS Department of Transportation