Grant Fraud

Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2017-07-05.

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: I-16-0060-O                                                                  Page 1 of 1

         We received an allegation that a Professor 1 at a University 2 who was the Principal Investigator
         (PI) on NSF awards, had falsified information in proposals and submitted false claims. It was
         alleged that the PI’s proposals misrepresented the time commitments and participation of key
         personnel and laboratory facilities.

         We reviewed the relevant proposals and award documents and interviewed NSF Program Officers
         and witnesses. Ultimately, the allegations were not substantiated.

         This case is closed with no further action taken.


NSF OIG Form 2 (11/02)