/ . I .~ t -. NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION t 4201 WILSON BOULEVARD ARliNGTON. VIRGINIA 22230 OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL MEMORANDUM , DAlE: August 22, 1997 .~ i I ; -- ----- .____.IO.!_____ « __ - _ _ File..N.o.~~L01.0.029...... __ ......._.__.. _._ '---------------=:------ -_.------_.. FROM: RE: On July 1, 1997, our office .received an anonymous letter _ an NSF princiPali!'nvestiator (PI) at the ~nt(s) alleged that ad sent nearly IGentllcai POOIPOI;alS agencies and received funding fo~ t ese proposals. They also 3J.leged travel funds for unnecessary trips, and tak.es his wife to conferences and din~ers at the expense of sponsors. I reviewed _ NSF grants from 1992 to present' -and _ . The former is a current grant. In the current and section ~sal. Miller did not include his liPA grant no. make referen~e to this in the body of the propos,al. It is possible that in t have been an oversight and not intentional. In reviewing the_section there was no evidence of any other ~ants, federal or non,federal,~ excluded from this section. I reviewed a list of current and closed grants the past three years from federal and non,federal sources.' I reviewed liPA grant no. and found no duplication t~ NSF proposals. submitted only. 1 travel voucher for a trip to the Fall 1996 """'~'''.6 in San Francisco, CA. I found no· evidence of third party . charges, i.e. for ~fe, or other types of fraud from this travel voucher and source documentation. ~t=rfudit has decided to inquire" as to why" the expenses for this trip were divided between two of_federal grants (NSF and EPA). . There is no evidence which supports the allegations received by this office. At this time, this case is closed.
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 1997-08-22.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)