NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM 11 Case Number: A-061 10052 11 Page 1 of 1 11 An ad hoc reviewer (complainant)' of the subject's NSF proposal2expressed a concern that the subject had just submitted a similar proposal to another fhding ~ r ~ a n i z a t i o n The . ~ complainant was concerned that the proposal to the other organization was still pending at the time the NSF proposal was submitted by the subject, but he failed to list the other organization proposal on the NSF Current and Pending Support (CPS). We reviewed the subject's CPS forms for the past 5 years to see if he showed any pattern of providing incorrect information, but found no apparent omissions or inconsistencies. We learned that the subject had submitted a proposal to the other organization4and that it was, in fact, pending at the time the NSF proposal was submitted.' We wrote the subject. He explained that the business manager at his institution was responsible for producing the CPS forms for NSF proposals, but he, as the PI, was responsible for checking them before submission for accuracy. He said the omission was his fault. He also explained that the proposal to the other organization had not been loaded into the database, at the institution, at the time the CPS form was prepared for the NSF proposal. We found the subject's explanation reasonable. In closing this matter, we wrote to the subject and reminded him to be more careful in the future with information he provided in his NSF proposals. This case is closed and no further action will be taken. NSF OIG Form 2 (1 1/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2007-02-05.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)