A- NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEO'CTT MEMORANDUM Case Number: A07030014 11 Page 1 of 1 The allegation of the complainant centered on his suspicion that the subject' reviewed his declined NSF proposals2 and then used the information gleaned from the complainant's proposal to further the subject's own research efforts. Examination of the files show that the subject did not review either of the complainant's two proposals in this area. Examination of the complainant's proposal shows that it contains extensive references to the closely related work of the subject as well as ten other researchers pursuing the same area of research. Examination of the subject's NSF proposal3 submitted nearly concurrently show that the subject's work in this specific area has been underway for an extended period of time. The allegation is without substance. Accordingly, this case is closed. ' Redacted. Redacted. Redacted. VSF OIG Form 2 (1 1/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2007-04-16.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)