NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM We received an allegation that two PIS' had falsely claimed to be, to employ or that their research impacted "underrepresented minorities." A review of the proposals revealed that only one of the p1s2 was responsible for the use of the term. We wrote the PI to determine if he was falsely claiming the status of an underrepresented minority. In his response, he indicated he had not fully understood NSF's definition of underrepresented minorities, that he has since researched and understood the definition, and that he will not incorrectly use the term again. We wrote to the PI directing him to take adequate care in all aspects of his proposals. No further action is required in this case. Accordingly, this case is closed. proposals, the one in which is responsible for the use of the term. I' NSF OIG Form 2 ( 1 1/02)
Applicant/Grantee/PI False Certification
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2004-09-20.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)