NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM ij . Case Number: I05100058 11 Page 1 of 1 11 As part of a proactive review of partnership grants, OIG selected several grants to review. To that end, partnership grant' between two research entities2 was selected for review. While reviewing the grant file, OIG discovered there were problems with the partnership that would drastically impact the progress of the grant. An investigation was initiated to determine if the problems with the partnership affected the outcome of the grant. During the third year of the award, the secondary entity informed the lead organization that it could no longer commit the resources it had previously agreed to because of staff reassignments and a shift in priorities. OIG interviewed the Program Director ( P D ) ~and asked about the goals of the grant andkvhether or not they were met in a timely manner. The PD indicated that the goals of the grant were indeed met and the accomplishments of the grant will be of great importance in weather research. OIG is satisfied that the research was accomplished and the issues with the partnership did not adversely affect the outcome of the grant.
Impeding Research Progress
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2006-03-09.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)