. . . . . .. . . . - . ...., : _ . . . .. . . . ..-. .,,. ... .. i : . . , -' * .. . . .:. . . . '.. ... . .. . . . . , . . ..: .. . '.. ... . . .. NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM 11 Case Number: A07080047 Page 1 of 1 NSF OIG received an allegation against a PI,' alleging that he had failed to indicate in his NSF proposal2 that he had submitted an identical proposal to NASA, which NASA subsequently awarded. Our office examined the evidence and learned that the NASA proposal process was lengthy, with over 2 years elapsing between the date the NASA proposal was due and the date the NASA proposal was selected. The PI thus submitted the NSF proposal almost 2 years since he had submitted the similar NASA proposal and about 2 months before the NASA proposal was selected. Our office determined that the PI could not be faulted for NASA's lengthy process that likely caused him to not reference the NASA proposal in his NSF materials. We informed the NSF Program Director that, if the Subject's NSF proposal were chosen for funding, he must consider that NASA selected a similar proposal and that the proposal's C&PS section needed to be corrected. Accordingly, this case is closed. NSF OIG Form 2 (1 1/02)
Applicant/Grantee/PI False Certification
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2007-11-21.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)