NATIONAL SCIENCE FOLTNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM I Case Number: A06100047 Page 1 of 1 I An allegation of plagiarism was raised within an NSF proposal', of material contained within a second NSF proposal2.Upon further examination of the proposal3,one additional source ofuncited material was found.4The subject5was contacted and responded to the allegation.Evidence indicated that the Subject and his former post doctoral student6had collaborated with at least one author7of the second NSF proposal. (The post doctoral student served as an intermediarybetween the Subject and one of the authors8of the other proposal.) The collaboration between the Subject and the authors of the other proposal ended when the other author9joined the collaboration, overlapping for only a short period. While evidence did indicate that material from a second source was also included in the NSF proposal without proper attribution, the scope of the copied text was limited. We wrote to the subject reminding him to provide proper attribution to any copied text. Accordingly, this case is closed. NSF OIG Form 2 (1 1/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2007-01-08.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)