NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: A10090076 Page 1 of 1 NSF OIG reviewed an allegation of plagiarism in a proposal 1 submitted by a Pf on behalf of a small business. 3 We contacted the PI and received a response from the company's attorney . 4 In the response, the attorney said the company did not deny that the proposal contained copied text and said that it had implemented corrective measures to prevent future plagiarism. We initiated an internal investigation, during which the attorney provided us with documents proving that the PI did not himself author the proposal. We sent the PI a QRP reminding him of his responsibility to name all authors of proposals within an NSF proposal. Accordingly, this case is Closed and no further action will be taken. NSF OIG Form 2 ( 11/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2012-03-13.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)