NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM 11 Case Number: A02110051 Page 1 of I This case arose from a proactive summer research project involving Current and Pending Support on selected grants at several major institutions. In particular, this case involves possible violation of NSF's 2/9ths Rule, which states that a PI can only receive a total of two months of summer salary per year from NSF grants. According to the proactive research, the subject' requested one month of summer salary (per year, for three years) in one NSF proposal2 (which was sent to NSF in October 2000) along with two months of summer salary (per year, for three years) in a second NSF proposal3 (which was sent to NSF in November 2000). 11 NSF granted each proposal. Although these proposals contain a cumulative request for three months of summary salary (per year), the subject submitted an appropriate Current and Pending Support Form on the second NSF proposal (submitted on 7 November 2000). Accordingly, NSF granted only one month of summer salary on each of the projects. The subject did not violate NSF's 219th~Rule, and accordingly this case is closed. ' [redacted] [redacted] [redacted] NSF OIG Form 2 (1 1/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2003-04-24.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)