Every area has its own vocabulary and international programs and global studies are no different. The following acronyms and numbers are added on a weekly basis… SVCGS 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