NATIONAL SCIENCE FO~ATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM \'\ Case Number: A12030023 Page 1 of 1 Our office received an allegation of plagiarism within an NSF proposal. 1 We reviewed the proposal and found material copied from one source. 2 A closer examination, however, found that the proposal and the source shared a co-author/collaborator. 3 Specifically, one of the source's co-authors was the PI's sponsoring scientific advisor or mentor, had previously worked with the PI, and wrote the PI a targeted letter of recommendation for inclusion with this proposal. We determined no misconduct occurred. Accordingly, this case is closed with no further action taken. II I NSF OIG Fonn 2 (11/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2012-04-23.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)