NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: 1-12-07-0053 Page 1 of 1 This matter originated from a proactive review 1 conducted by our office. We identified a three- year award2 to a university3 where the university reported that a substantial amount4 had been expended in only the first four months of the award. The investigation revealed that NSF had approved nine months of pre-award spending, and that the pre-award spending and upfront stipend payments accounted for the large early spending. Investigation further revealed questionable travel expenses. Based on the PI and the university's explanation's we determined the questionable travel expenses were justified and no further investigative activity is warranted. Accordingly, this investigation is closed. NSF OIG Form 2 (11102)
Admin. Financial Violations (PI/PS)
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2014-04-07.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)