NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: 1-12-05-0031 Page 1 of 1 This investigation was based on information received that a nonprofit organization1, with no apparent affiliation2 with NSF, was using the NSF logo on its website 3 . The NSF logo, which appears on multiple pages of the website is preceded by: "Endorsed by the National Science Foundation." The investigation ultimately determined that the head4 of the nonprofit organization had actually been collaborating with NSF personnel regarding the nonprofit organization's website. In addition, as soon as NSF notified the head of the nonprofit organization to remove the logo from the website, it was removed. Accordingly, this case is closed with no further action taken. NSF OIG Form 2 (11/02)
NSF Logo Abuse
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2013-11-04.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)