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CBET Frequently Used Acronyms

Following is a list of Acronyms, and respective Definitions, that are frequently used in various CBET documentation and web locations, including Highlights and Nuggets.

ACI American Competitiveness Initiative
ACS American Chemical Society
AIChE American Institute of Chemical Engineers
AO Division Administrative Officer
AOR Authorized Organizational Representative
ARRA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Award Achievements: CBET Web HTML Version
of ENG-Approved NSF Highlights
- formerly called "CBET Nuggets"
BES ENG former Division of Bioengineering & Environmental Systems - Now part of CBET Division
BFA NSF Office of Budget, Finance and Award Management
BISH CBET Biophotonics, Advanced Imaging, and Sensing for Human Health Program
BME Biomedical Engineering
BRIGE Broadening Participation Research Initiation Grants
in Engineering
CAREER   Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
CBET ENG Division of Chemical, Bioengineerng, Environmental, & Transport Systems
CBS CBET Chemical and Biological Separations Program
CDI Cyber-enabled Discovery and Innovation
CGI Continuing Grant Increment
CIEG Cyberinfrastructure Experiences for Graduate Students
COI Conflict of Interest
Co-PI Co-Principal Investigator
COTR Contracting Officer's Technical Representative
COV Committee of Visitors
CTS ENG former Division of Chemical & Transport Systems -
Now part of CBET Division
CVD Chemical Vapor Deposition
DD Division Director
DDD Deputy Division Director
DFM NSF Division of Financial Management
DGA NSF Division of Grants and Agreements
DoE Department of Energy
EAGER Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research
ENG NSF Directorate for Engineering
FastLane Interactive real-time system used to conduct NSF business over the internet
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FD CBET Fluid Dynamics Program
FOIA Freedom of Information Act
FY Fiscal Year - Federal FY is 1 October thru 30 September
GOALI Grant Opportunities for Academic Liason with Industry
GPRA Government Performance and Results Act
GRS Graduate Research Supplements
Annual Collection of Research Results to Support
the Government Performance Review Act
IDR Interdisciplinary Research
IGERT Integrative Graduate Education & Research Traineeship Program
Infratst Infrastructure
INT NSF Office of International Science and Engineering
IT Information Technology
MF Micro Filtration
Mfg Manufacturing
MRI Major Research Instrumentation
Nano Nanotechnology
NER Nanoscale Science and Engineering
NIRT Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Teams
NNI National Nanotechnology Initiative
Simplified Summary of Research Results
as a one- or two-page PowerPoint Presentation
OIG NSF Office of Inspector General
OISE NSF International Offices of U.S. Agencies and Organizations
OMB Federal Office of Management and Budget
PARS Proposal, PI and Reviewer System
PBDE Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers
PCBs Polychlorinated Biphenyls
PD Program Director
PEC Petroelectrochemical
PEMFC Proton Exchange Fuel Cell
PI Principal Investigator
POIS Program Officer Information System
PRE CBET Process and Reaction Engineering Program
PV Photovoltaic
RAPD CBET Research to Aid Persons with Disabilities Program
RET Research Experience for Teachers
REU Research Experiences for Undergraduates
RO Reverse Osmosis
ROA Research Opportunity Award
SEM Scanning Electron Microscope
SGER Small Grants for Exploratory Research
Replaced with EAGER Program
SOFC Solid Oxide Fuel Cell
TTP CBET Thermal Transport Processes Program
WATer and Environmental Research Systems Network

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