NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: 112080061 Page 1 of 1 We were contacted by an investigator from another federal agency 1 about proposals one of its 2 employees had submitted to NSF. We determined that an employee had submitted three proposals to NSF each containing curriculum vita which omitted his full-time federal employment. 3 Two ofthe awards were funded. 4 NSF initially suspended the award at our recommendation5 pending completion of our investigation. Dual investigations resulted in his termination from federal employment for working on the NSF projects during his federal duty hours. Ultimately, we recommended NSF terminate the ongoing NSF award. 6 Because the PI hid his status as a federal employee, NSF was not able to properly review his proposal or ascertain whether he was able to perform as a PI given his full-time work for the government. The award's termination resulted in more than $57,000 being put to better use. This case is closed with no further action taken. NSF OIG Form 2 (11/02)
Grant Fraud PI Misconduct
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2014-06-24.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)