Il NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: I05050019 II Page 1 of 1 , I While preparing for an audit at a university', OIG Audit discovered three diary notes written by an NSF Program ~ i r e c t o indicating r~ that the NSF program office had been contacted regarding possible misappropriation of grant funds. The award3 in question is a partnership grant. Our . office opened a preliminary inquiry to determine if there was any merit to the statements made in the diary notes. After reviewing the diary notes and other public documents, our office determined that there was enough information to warrant an investigation. The preliminary inquiry was closed and an investigation was initiated. OIG contacted the professor4 (complainant) that contacted the program office several times to discuss the allegations and determine if he had additional information regarding the allegation. OIG also contacted the lead organization in the partnership grant5 and requested all financial information associated with the project. After reviewing the information submitted by the lead organization, we have determined that there is no indication of fraud or misappropriation of , funds related to this grant. Accordingly, this case is closed. 1 footnote redacted Qootnote redacted 3 footnote redacted 4 footnote redacted 5 footnote redacted I NSF 01G Form 2 (1 1/02) - - I
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2006-02-01.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)