NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM Case Number: 115070038 Page 1of1 We received concerns 1 that an NSF-funded company2 may lack adequate facilities, may have had an ineligible PI, 3 and may have had conflicts of interest concerning a second PI4 and the facilities of an affiliated university. 5 We determined that the company did have facilities and that the cognizant Program Officer6 did not have concerns about the company's PI. However, we determined the company entered into subcontracts with the university without any money budgeted for subawards and without NSF's knowledge or permission. We recommended suspension and ultimately termination of the company's award, 7 which NSF accepted. The university returned money it had received under the unapproved subcontracts to NSF. The U.S. Department of Justice declined this case for prosecution. This case is closed with no further action taken. 2 4 5 6 7 NSF OIG Form 2 (11/02)
Grant Fraud SBIR
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2017-04-21.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)