1 NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION $@ ! OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL . a: OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS 4 0 CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM OND a<\' Case Number: A02120056 Page 1 of 1 The Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) received an allegation that a visiting scientist1,working in the capacity of Program office?, participated in the handling of a proposal3 in which a person4 with whom he had a close personal relationship was named as "Research AssociateICo-Investigator." The OIG investigation did not discover any evidence that the program officer had a relationship with the "Research AssociateICo-Investigator" which would have violated 18 U.S.C. $208, Acts Affecting a Personal Financial Interest; or NSF Manual 15, Conflicts of Interest and Standards of Ethical Conduct. During the interview of the program officer, he denied ever sharing a household with the "Research AssociateICo-Investigator" or having any other joint financial interests with her. Accordingly, this case is closed. 1 2 3 4 Agent Attorney Supervisor AIGI Sign 1 date OIG Form 2 (2102) \ P
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2003-06-19.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)