NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM 11 Case Number: A-03100053 11 Page 1 of 1 As part of a review of NSF conference, workshop, and symposia grants, we collected a stratified random sampling of relevant FY-01 NSF awards to review. We wrote to each institution requesting documentation of expenditures under the award. In this case, documents provided by the institution' appeared to show that the registration fees for the participants attending a workshop supported by the NSF award2were paid by the students to the institution and not reimbursed as intended according to the award. This would have made these funds program income. We wrote to the institution requesting further explanation. The institution responded that it had no program income with this award. It provided documentation and clarification supporting this claim; each student supported with NSF funds from this award to attend the conference was reimbursed for the registration fee. Therefore, this award generated no program income. I This case is closed and no further action will be taken. NSF OIG Fonn 2 (1 1/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2004-03-11.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)