NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: I05060025 11 Page 1 NSFIOIG received an allegation of research problems and financial abuses in an NSF award1 made to a southwestern ~niversity.~ I reviewed this award, as well as a second award3 made to the same Principal Investigator S PI).^ I identified questionable expenditures to the university, and it conducted an internal investigation on both awards. As a result of its investigation, the University took the following remedial actions: ( I ) Removed the PI from both awards; (2) de-obligated fundsSfrom the first award; (3) returned funds6 for the second award; and (4) instituted additional award monitoring procedures. Accordingly, this case is closed. ' Redacted Redacted Redacted 4 Redacted ' Redacted Redacted \JSF OIG Form 2 (1 1/02)
Admin. Financial Violations (PI/PS)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2007-02-01.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)