NATIONAL S C I E ~ C EFOUNDATION 4201 W I L S O ~BOULEVARD ARLINGTON. VIRGINIA 22230 OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL Memorandum Date: From: Case: Re: Case Close-Out- Background 1 The complainant is no longer allegation stated that funds provided to support spent after the expiration of the award. '1 I Investigation I In September of 1996, we requested account summaries for NSF grant t was found that at least $15,000.00 was spent after the award's expiration date of August 3 1, 1994. E-mails provided to us by the codplainant indicated that over $1 00,000.0~ was spent in raduate support costs for studentshot working directly on the grant. Also, the last d u b m i n e d to NSF was sent in ~ebternber1994, while the account summaries showed that purchases were charged to thisljgrant until January, 1996. 11 Extramural would be In March of 1998, o m p l e t e d its initial review of the found no irregularities. However, they had not yet It On August 24, 1999, we received a surnmaq! report and source documentation from the internal audit department. The report stated that no evidence of NSF funds had been discovered. The plan funds was never implemented, and after the grant expiration date were either charged appropriately to the account. I/ Findinas No evidence of improper use of NSF funds &as found by t h e m u d i t department. This case is closed. I
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 1999-09-03.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)