Grant Fraud

Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2014-12-11.

Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)

                                                   NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
                                                    OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL
                                                      OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS

                                             CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM

Case Number: 1-10090045                                                                         Page 1 of 1

         We conducted an investigation into SBIR/STTR awards made to a small business. 1 Our investigation
         determined the PI2 violated a condition of the small business innovation research program during
         significant portions of the SBIR/STTR awards. However, because the violations occurred outside of
         the applicable statute of limitations, and due to conflicting or missing records of a third party, 3 we
         pursued this matter administratively. We notified the PI of the violations and the PI returned
         $46,3 97 to NSF. In addition, we referred the third party institution to NSF's Award Monitoring and
         Business Assistance Program due to its inadequate record keeping practices.

                         Accordingly, this case is closed.

NSF OIG Form 2 (11/02)