Falsification in Proposal/Progress Rpt

Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2017-01-15.

Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)

                                               NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
                                               OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL
                                                 OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS

                                         CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM

Case Number: Al3080080                                                                     Page 1of1

        We received an allegation that a PI's 1 annual reports listed grant products (conference abstracts,
        manuscripts, and patents) that preceded the grant. The PI explained he was thinking about ideas
        and research that were connected to his grant, and when that thinking led to a product, he
        considered the product as an accomplishment related to the grant. After our letter, his listing of
        grant products in subsequent grants was more focused on products generated after the start date of
        the grant. Accordingly, this case is closed with no further action taken.

NSF OIG Form 2 (11102)