NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL I OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM 1 Case Number: I04090031 11 Page 1 of 1 National Science Foundation, OIG opened this investigation based on results from a proactive FCTR review. The review found that the FCTR for a NSF grant' showed that all funds had been received and expended by the grantee2but that a final report had not been submitted. Review of the Grant file found that there was confusion about the change in grantee and that the NSF program that funded the award ended prior to the submission of the final report. I The Principal Investigator (PI)3on the grant was located and interviewed. The PI stated that when another research company bought out the original grantee, he had difficulty accessing and submitting reports through Fastlane. The PI added that he had an electronic copy of the final report and sent the electronic copy to OIG. The NSF program responsible for closing the award reviewed the final report and determined the report was adequate. Per our advice, the PI submitted the final report directly to the NSF Program and the NSF Program accepted the final report. Accordingly, this case is closed. ISF OIG Form 2 (1 1/02)
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)