NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS MEMORANDUM OF INVESTIGATION Case Number: A13080078 Page 1 of 1 This case was opened on individuals 1 who submitted numerous spam proposals to NSF. The subjects do not have a scientific background and many ofthe proposals contained articles copied from scientific journals. We talked to the first subject, who submitted the vast majority of the proposals2 , and she agreed to not submit anymore proposals ofthis nature. We were unable to talk to the second subject, who is the first subject's mother. However, we concluded that the first subject was most likely responsible for submitting all of the proposals and additional effort to talk to the second subject was not warranted. As a result, this case is closed. NSF OIG Form 4 (11/02)
Fabrication of Substance in Proposal
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2013-09-19.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)