NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM 11 Case Number: A05080055 11 Page 1 of 1 A review identified copied text in the subject's' NSF proposal.2 The subject responded that her lack of quotation marks and citation to the web sources was due to the fact that she was writing the proposal at home, and further that the material was only general introductory material. Nevertheless, the subject agreed that the sources should have been cited. Further investigation revealed additional copied text in a second NSF proposal.3 The subject responds that by including a reference at the end of the paragraph in which the copied text appears, it is clear that she is not claiming the research work as her own. She does not provide an explanation for the appearance of the copied text without quotation marks. The extent of plagiarism in these NSF proposals does not rise to a level that justifies further action. Accordingly, this case is closed. 1 Redacted. Redacted. 3 Redacted. NSF OIG Form 2 (1 1/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2007-02-22.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)