Every area has its own vocabulary and international programs and global studies are no different. The following words, phrases, numbers and acronyms are added on a weekly basis… SJSU-AJKU hope this helps you in the development of new and exciting grant proposals!
A-SMYLE: American Serbia and Montenegro Youth Leadership Exchange
AFPAK: US Department of State’s “Afghanistan and Pakistan” office
AIOU: Allama Iqbal Open University
BSF: United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation
CAS: Center for Advanced Studies
CIES: Council for International Exchange of Scholars
CSSP: Civil Society Sustainability Project
CV: Curriculum Vitae. An overview of a person’s experience and other qualifications.
DFG: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, German Research Foundation
DIR: Diplomats in Residence
DRL: Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
DMR: National Science Foundation’s(NSF) Division of Materials Research(DMR)
EC-LEDS: Enhancing Capacity for Low Emission Development Strategies Clean Energy Program
EPPR: Election and Political Process Reform
ERW: Explosive Remnants of War
ESIC: El Salvador Investment Challenge
FFR: Federal Financial Report
FLEX: Future Leaders Exchange
FLOTUS: First Lady of the United States
FSM: Federated States of Micronesia
FSOT: Foreign Service Officer Tests
GCC: Global Climate Change
GDA: Global Development Alliance
GOAM: Government of Armenia
GPG: Grant Proposal Guide
HMP: Health Media Project
IAF: Inter-American Foundation
IDVCTEA: Infectious Disease, Vaccine, Clinical Trials, and Entomology Award
IGO: Inter-governmental Organization
ILAB: Bureau of International Labor Affairs
ILO: International Labor Organization
INGO: International Nongovernmental Organization
INL: International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affair
IOS: Integrative Organismal Systems
ISSUE FP: Implementation Science for Strengthening Use of Evidence in Family Planning.
MENA: Middle East and North Africa
MNC: Multinational Corporations
MOU: Memorandum of Understanding
MTRLP: Medical Tropical Research Laboratory Program
MWN: Materials World Network
NACP: National AIDS Control Program
NATO: North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NCRS: Natural Resources Conservation Service
NEH: National Endowment for the Humanities
NGO: Non Governmental Organization
NOI: Notice of Intent – A document that describes a party’s intent and interest in a specific grant or program.
NSF: National Science Foundation
NSS: National Service Scheme
OASAM: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management
OMB: Office of Management and Budget
OPS: Office of Procurement Services
PAPPG: Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide
PAS: Public Affairs Section
PEPFAR: President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
PHBPP: Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program
PI: Principle investigator
PMWRA: The Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement
READ: Reading Enhancement for Advancing Development
REDD+ (Zambia): Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation
REGIS-ER: Resilience and Economic Growth in the Sahel – Enhanced Resilience
RFA: Request for Applications
RFI: Request for information
RFP: Request for proposal
RFQ: Request for quotation [usually geared towards contracts]
RHB: Regional Health Bureau(Ethiopia)
RMA: Resource Mobilisation and Advancement
RMI: Republic of Marshall Islands
RSC: Regional Resettlement Suport Center
RTCF: Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Fund
SASA: Strategic Assessment for Strategic Action
SEUHP: Strengthening Ethiopia’s Urban Health Program
SF: Standard Form – e.g., SF-424 is the standard form used to “seal” a contract between an agency and SJSU
SGISP: Strengthening Governing Institutions, Systems and Processes Project
SILK: Social Innovation Lab Kampuchea
SME: Small and Medium sized businesses
SPSP: Special Program Support Project
SusChEM: Sustainable Chemistry, Engineering and Materials
SVCGS: Silicon Valley Centre for Global Studies, College of International and Extended Studies [CIES]
TEP: Tibet Education Project
UNHCR: The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
USAID: United States Agency for International Development
USDOL: United States Department of Labor
WWB: Wildlife Without Borders
424: The “424” is also known as the SF-424 and is the standard form used to “seal” a contract between an agency and SJSU
Acidification: The process of becoming acid or being converted into an acid.
Addis Ababa: The capital city of Ethiopia, also the largest.
Al-Mutanabbi: A historic street located in the center of the city of Baghdad famous for selling books. It is considered the center of Baghdad’s intellectual and literary circles.
Anthology: A published collection of poems or other pieces of writing.
Bilateral Agreement: Consists of the political, economic, or cultural relations between two sovereign states.
Bosnia & Herzegovina: Country located in Southeastern Europe on the Balkan Peninsula, its capital city is Sarajevo
Burkina Faso: A landlocked country located in western Africa, its capital city is Ouagadougou.
Cameroon: Officially known as the Republic of Cameroon, is country in west Central Africa. The capital is Yaounde
Centralized Government: A centralized or centralised government is one in which power or legal authority is exerted or coordinated by a de facto political executive to which federal states, local authorities, and smaller units are considered subject.
Co-morbidity: Two or more coexisting medical conditions or disease processes that are additional to an initial diagnosis.
Data Management Plan: A formal document that outlines how data will be managed during both your research and after it is complete, ensures that data is well managed during research and well preserved for the future.
De Facto: Denoting someone or something that is such in fact.
Democratic Kampuchea: Present-day Cambodia, a country in Southeast Asia.
Diaspora: Any group of individuals that have been dispersed outside its traditional homeland, especially involuntarily.
Digitization: The conversion of analog information into digital information.
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FastLane(NSF): The National Science Foundation’s(NSF) interactive real-time system used to do business through the web.
Hijab: A head covering worn in public by some Muslim women.
International Relations: the study of relationships between countries, including the roles of states, inter-governmental organizations (IGOs), international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and multinational corporations (MNCs).
Islamic Republic of Iran: Official name of Iran, a country in Western Asia.
Jacobabad City: Jacobabad or Yaqubabad, is the capital city of Jacobabad District, Sindh, Pakistan.This is one of old city of Sindh state.
Kinshasa: The capital and the largest city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Kenya: Officially the Republic of Kenya, it is a sovereign state in East Africa.
Mauritania: A country located in west Africa, its official name is the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. Its capital city is Nouakchott.
Memorandum of Understanding: A document describing a bilateral or multilateral agreement between parties. It expresses a convergence of will between the parties, indicating an intended common line of action. It is often used in cases where parties either do not imply a legal commitment or in situations where the parties cannot create a legally enforceable agreement. It is a more formal alternative to a gentlemen’s agreement.
Merida Initiative: A partnership between the U.S. government and the Mexico government based on principles of shared responsibilities mutual trust, and respect for sovereign independence that fights organized crime and violence.
Montenegro: A country in Southeastern Europe, also known as “The Pearl of the Mediterranean.”
Multilateral Agreement: A term in international relations that refers to multiple countries working in concert on a given issue.
Myanmar: Myanmar, also known as Burma, officially known as the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, is a country in Southeast Asia.
Nicaragua: Officially the Republic of Nicaragua, it is the largest country in the Central American isthmus.
Nyarugusu Refugee Camp: One of the Africa’s largest and most well known refugee camp located in western Tanzania.
Open University: A university that is open to individuals without previous formal academic qualifications.
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Panshir Province: Also spelled Panjshir, is one of the thirty-four provinces in Afghanistan. It is located in the northeastern part of the country.
Parwan Province: Also called Parvan, it is one of the thirty-four provinces in Afghanistan. Located north of Kabul province, its capital city is Charikar.
Punjab: A region of Northwestern India and Pakistan.
Republic of Palau: Officially the Republic of Palau, it is an island located in the western Pacific Ocean.
SMART Implementation Plan: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and reliable, Time-bound and trackable implementation plans are plans with well conceived objectives, indicators and established baselines.
Sovereign States: A sovereign state is a political organization with a centralized government that has supreme independent authority over a geographic area.
Tanzania: Officially known as the United Republic of Tanzania, is a country in East Africa.
Technology Transfer: The transfer of new technology from the originator to a secondary user, esp. from developed to less developed countries in an attempt to boost their economies.
Tunisia: Tunisia, officially the Republic of Tunisia, is the northernmost country in Africa.
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Yerevan: The capital and largest city of Armenia, it is situated by the Hrazdan River.
Zambia: A centrally located country in southern Africa. Its official name is the Republic of Zambia, and its capital is Lusaka.