NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION ! OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL I OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS I CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM 1 11 Case Nbmber: 1-03-07-0030 11 Page l"of 1 The Office of Inspector General (OIG) received information that a grant recipient1had misrdanaged National Science Foundation (NSF) grant funds. The complainant stated that the NSF grant was awarded for the recipient to operate an after-school facilig to teach and promote science to children. The complainant stated that there were only six children attendingthe facility. The complainant also claimed that the PI had spent grant funds on expensive equipment, salaries, and international travel. A review of the grant recipient's financial records, a visit to the recipient's after-school facility, and an interview of the PI disclosed that many children were attending the facility, all NSF funds spent on equipment and salaries were in accordance with the proposed budget, and no NSF funds had been spent on international travel. Accordingly, this case is closed. I I, I 1 I I I I I I I k I I II I I 1 1 I' I NSF OIG Form 2 (1 1/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2004-11-30.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)