NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL 11 OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM /I 11 Case Number:I04020006 Page 1 of 1 The National Science Foundation (NSF), Office of Inspector General (NSFIOIG) received an ' allegation regarding a grantee that may have received duplicative SBIR funding from NSF and other federal agencies. NSFIOIG compared the NSF Phase I and NSF Phase I1 awards with the awards from the other agencies and determined that the technology appeared to be similar. However the awarded' applied the technology to solve sufficiently different problems. The Program ~ a n a ~ eadvised ? that in her opinion the grantee had not received duplicative funding. According to the Program Manager, it is not uncommon for Principal Investigators (PIS) to build an area of expertise on a certain technology without duplication and to apply it to solve different problems. This case is recommended for closure due the lack of evidence of duplicative funding. Accordingly, this case is closed. I I I, I Footnote redacted Footnote redacted I NSF OIG Form 2 ( I 1/02) I1
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2004-11-10.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)