NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: I07070022 Page 11 of 1 Our office was notified by an institution' that one of its professors2, a principal investigator on an NSF award3, misrepresented his educational credentials. Consequently, the institution took administrative action against the professor.4 We determined the subject misrepresented the status of hisher doctoral degree in t h e e NSF proposals5 and three journal publications. One of the three NSF proposals was funded, so we interviewed the program ~ f f i c e rThe . ~ program officer stated that the subject's degree status did not affect the funding decision in this case. We determined that under the circumstances presented in this case, the actions taken by the institution adequately protect the Federal interests. We reminded the institution of its obligation to notify NSF of any problems relating to an award, as outlined in GC-1, Section l a and of the obligations imposed by the certification requirement on all NSF proposals. We also notified the subject that NSF was aware of hislher misrepresentations and that NSF expects all statements in proposals to be accurate. Accordingly, this case is closed. NSF 01G Form 2 (1 1/02)
Fabrication of Substance in Proposal
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2007-12-20.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)