NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: 114040011 Page 1 of 1 SBIR awardees are required to perform all work and purchase all materials for the award in the United States, unless they make a disclosure and receive a waiver to outsource away from the United States. OIG received an allegation that an awardee 1 outsourced a portion of an SBIR award2 to a foreign company3 without disclosure to NSF. We were unable to establish any connection between the award and the foreign entity, and records provided by the company did not show any payments to this company. This case is closed with no further action taken. 2 NSF OIG Form 2 (11102)
Applicant/Grantee/PI False Certification
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2014-11-21.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)