NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: I03110065 Page 1 of 1 The National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General (NSFIOIG) received an allegation from a Program ~irector'regarding a Conflict of Interest (COI) issue involving panel review members. The Program Officer advised that several days after a panel review the complainant called and informed him that prior to the review another panel member3 had sent a letter requesting support for his home institutions proposal. The complainant confirmed that the information provided to NSFIOIG by the Program Director was accurate. However, the complainant was reluctant to cooperate with NSFIOIG. Following NSFIOIG's interview of an additional panel member and the subject panelist, a determination was made to close the case due to the complainant's unwillingness to cooperate with the investigation and the lack of evidence. Accordingly, this case is closed. 1 Footnote redacted Footnote redacted Footnote redacted NSF OIG Form 2 (1 1/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2004-11-04.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)