NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: A04010001 Page 1 of 1 I We reviewed 7 1 grants selected by a random sampling procedure fiorn NSF Fiscal Year 200 1 awards for conferences, workshops and symposia. As part of the review, we requested grant records from each grantee. Where the records indicated possible issues, we opened inquiries to resolve the issues. In a grant that supported student participation in a Computer Science conference', we identified charges of $4,700 that were not supported by documentation and appeared unrelated to the purpose of the grant. We opened an inquiry to resolve this issue. - The grantee promptly furnished the supporting documentation, as well as correspondence between the Principal Investigator and NSF relating to the charges. We determined that the Principal Investigator requested and received NSF approval to use unexpended grant funds for student travel to another conference. Accordingly, this case is closed. 11' NSF OIG Form 2 (1 1/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2004-01-20.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)