NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: A13030040 Page 1 of 1 Our office received an allegation of plagiarism in a funded NSF proposa1. 1 Our initial review identified material copied from one source. The author of the source document was the former graduate student2 of the co-PI of the awarded proposal. Upon further analysis, another source document that contained the overlapping identified material was found to have been co- authored by the former graduate student with the PI and co-PI of the awarded proposal. Hence, the identified material is of shared property between the three authors and the plagiarism allegation is unsubstantiated. Accordingly, this case is closed with no further action taken. NSF OIG Fonn 2 (11102)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2014-01-10.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)