NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM 11 Case Number: A06090040 Page 1 of 1 An allegation of plagiarism within three NSF proposals1fiom eight source texts was brought against two PIS from different institutions2. NSF OIG referred the inquiry to the University fiom which the proposal was ~ubmitted.~ The Inquiry Committee found that only one PI^ was responsible for the questionable text and recommended the University send a letter of warning to that Subject. University administration however decided to bar the Subject from submitting proposals to any grant agency or conducting research as a PI at the University without approval and supervision for a period of five years. NSF OIG accepted the Inquiry Committee's report. NSF OIG concurs that the second PI' did not contribute the portions of the proposal containing plagiarism. NSF OIG also concurs that the responsible PI included text in the proposal of a questionable nature. However, given the small amount of text involved and the University-imposed sanctions, we have written to the Subject suggesting that he be more careful in future proposals. No further action is warranted. Accordingly, this case is closed. 11' NSF OIG Fonn 2 (1 1/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2007-06-29.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)