NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION ARLINGTON, VA 22230 Office of Inspector General MEMORANDUM SAC, Investigation Section SUBJECT: Allegation of False Statements TO: Case No. I93110049 . -. ' On November 18, 1993, we were contacted by Dr. program director in NSF1s Division of allegation that had falsely stated on NSF proposal number received a PhD frc;m-tat - University We reviewed -award jacket and contacted n March 2, 1994. -admitted that she did not have her Ph egree but that she was attempting to proposal was submitted. Apparently, d refused to award the degree until e in dissertation; a n d 'here in litigation over theamatter. -stated that she completed all of the work for her PhD at and never intended to defraud NSF. o f f i c i a l s confirmed that the matter was being litigated. On March 28, 1994, we received a letter via Fax from- The letter was from -doctoral committee chairman. and state xce~tlonof some revisions to W w o r c had been completed at n a dition, it was stated that the er degree at the fall term commencement ceremony of was the approximate -- time the proposal to NSF was submitted. We found that false statement was immaterial: stated that have recommended the regardless of credentials. As we found no other impropoer actions, further Yhvestigation is not warranted at this time. This case is closed.
Applicant/Grantee/PI False Certification
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 1995-01-09.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)