NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: A13020016 Page 1 of 1 We received an anonymous allegation that a PI 1 sought and obtained a falsified letter of recommendation regarding her community service for her CAREER award2 . The award had five accompanying letters of support, two of which seemed to be community service oriented. We spoke with the authors of both letters and they spoke highly of the PI and her participation in their programs to encourage young women's interest in science. They both confirmed that they had written the letters of support. Based on our review, there appears to be no substance to the allegation. This. case is closed with no further action taken. NSF OIG Form 2 (11102)
Falsification in Proposal/Progress Rpt
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2013-03-13.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)