NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: I05100057 Page 1 of 1 In October 2005, a pro-active review by NSF-OIG identified a prior NSF ward' as a possible high risk for fiaud. This was based on the fact that the award was terminated prematurely, with a significant amount of the initial funding still not obligated. After being notified that the award was being terminated, the ~niversitf requested additional h d s to close down the work and used all of the funds prior to closing the award. The original P.I. subsequently resigned and received a settlement fiom the University. During our investigation we conducted interviews of NSF staff associated with the award and the original Principal Investigator. We also reviewed documentation related to the award and its subsequent termination. The investigation did not identify any evidence indicating violations of either criminaucivil statutes or NSF policies and procedures. Therefore there is no need for any further action regarding this matter. Accordingly, this case is closed. 1 NSF OIG Form 2 (1 1/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2006-03-23.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)