NATIONAL SCIENCE FOllNDATiON 4201 WILSON BOULEVARD ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA 22230 OFFICE OF INSPECTORGENERAL MEMORANDUM I To: From: stigations Section Through: harge, Investigations Section Re: Background: section in whic ed in January 1991 to in March 1994 when rk occurred while Findings: We reviewed a count summaries and financial information for the NSF grant, which was provided by *ndmNWe found that w h i l e m a s a t P p p r o x i r n a r e l y $27,000 was charged to t e SF grant. ad submitted an equivalent proposal to the the same time she submitted the proposal to in both proposals, and stated that if one was funded, the other proposal would be withdrawn. Closeout - ith the understanding that she would withdraw the a letter to -equesting the on this letter. Upon learning that and subsequently found that the had proposed roject. tated-in--a-February-1-998interview that-she was not-able to bring full "closure" to - rejects. While she admitted that she spent the majority of her last few months a earching for a new job, she performed some work related to her msF grants. man- l s o s owed us drafts of manuscripts which she said resulted from her work on both projects. These manuscripts were co-authored b ho worked as a post-doctoral fellow f o m o m September 1994 to ese manuscripts have not yet been submitted for publication. I ., Conclusions: There is no evidence tha u s e d grant salary during a specific time period when she was not doing work on her projects. In addition, there is no evidence that both projects were clearly overlapping. Based on these findings, this case is closed.
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 1998-09-23.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)