NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: A04010003 11 Page 1of 1 11 In January 20004, we became aware of the subject's1 CV, which was submitted to another agency,2 in which he listed a pending NSF 'grant',3 in addition to numerous other grants, including some international ones. We were notified because the NSF 'grant' listed on the CV was never funded. We notified the relevant agency about the error in the CV. We reviewed the Biosketches and Current and Pending Support (CPS) statements in the PI'S submissions to NSF and discovered several inaccuracies, inconsistencies, and omissions in the subject's CPS forms. The subject did not liscany grants on his Biosketches in his NSF proposals. On his CPS forms, the subject did not list any of the grants from foreign organizations that appeared on his CV. Even for the listings of proposals to NSF, the information was often inaccurate and inconsistent from proposal to proposal, indicating the subject did not carefully prepare his CPS forms. Additionally, the subject's earlier submissions, when he was a postdoctoral researcher and new faculty, were the most incomplete and inaccurate, demonstrating he was more careful as he became more experienced. We sent the subject a letter reminding him of the importance of ensuring the accuracy and completeness of CPS statements and NSF's standards of scholarship apply to the whole proposal. Accordingly, this case is closed. 1 (footnote redacted). NIH. 3 (footnote redacted).
Applicant/Grantee/PI False Certification
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2004-05-19.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)