NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATIOI\I ARLINGTON, VA 22230 Off ice of Inspector General I MEMORANDUM DATE: August 18, 1995 .FROM:-- 7 - . ~ p e c i a l L ~ g . e n - .. .- - -- - - SUBJECT : -- - TO: I95070027 I \ On July 11, 1995, our office received documentation from NSF's Division of Financial Management showing that recipient I NSF Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) phase I1 award , was attempting to draw funds from the grant even though it had expired. In addition, the original principle investigator had 'w - been replaced and NSF was not notified. On July 14, 1995, S/A former t principle investigator on the grant. 1with3left in mid- 1993, two years after the grant was awarded and one year before it expired. t stated that he left way he was treated while employed there. for a more lucrative position with ano her company but that he was satisfied with the In addition, I claimed that the project under the award was going well and that, -w by the time he had left, a prototype measuring instrument had been produced. stated that was well-managed, was not normally late wl its reports and submissions, and that he could not explain why costs were being claimed after the grant's expiration. In addition, we reviewed other awards for possible duplication of funding and found no improprieties. As we have found no further evidence to warrant an investigation at this time, this case is closed.
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 1995-08-21.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)