NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: A13040056 Page 1 of 1 Our office received an allegation that a proposal 1 was submitted with a falsified letter of support. In this case, the letter of support was from another department within the university. The PI2 removed the original date from a letter of support for a previous proposal and submitted it with the new proposal. The university reviewed the matter and determined that although it was not an acceptable research practice, the PI's actions did not rise to the level of research misconduct. However, the PI received a written admonishment that was placed in his personnel file. We believe that the university's actions adequately protect the interests of the federal government. Therefore, this case is closed with no further action taken. NSF OIG Form 2 (11/02)
Falsification in Proposal/Progress Rpt
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2013-09-05.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)