NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: I06080020 11 Page 1 of 1 This investigation was initiated after receiving an allegation that a Principal Investigator (PI)' on a NSF grant2to a university3 had misused grant funds to pay for a babysitter for his children. The university Internal Audit Department joined our investigation to resolve this allegation. Review of grant expenditures to identified that several graduate students and post doctorial researchers were supported by the NSF grant funds. With the assistance of the university Internal Audit Department, we interviewed all students and researchers supported by the grant. ' We found that these individuals did provide voluntary babysitting services after the PI was hospitalized with a medical emergency. We determined that these services were completely voluntary and did not affect the responsibilities of those supported by the grant; therefore, no funds were misused. Accordingly, this case is closed. NSF OIG Form 2 (1 1/02)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2006-12-13.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)