Grant Fraud

Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 1997-11-04.

Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)

                                              4 November 1997


                   To:       File
    I                        Case No. I97090052                                      1

              Subject:       Closeout Memo

        We received a complaint that in January 1996 a University of e f e s s o r had
        submitted a proposal
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                              for NSF funding which cited the complainant s octbra research as its
        preliminary data. In addition, the complainant said that in September ',k996 the professor
        had applied for fellowship funding for her from NSF, even though she did hot qualify for this

1       who she believes are relevant to her complaint.

        A review of the professor's proposals to NSF indicated that he had not applied for NSF
        funding at the times the complainant had suggested, and that the only $oposals submitted
        by the professor to NSF                                       were in ~ a1995  j and January
        1997. Neither proposal was funded, and neither proposal mentioned the complainant or her
                         ition, neither proposal sought fellowship funding for the! complainant. Dr.
                        reviewed the complaint and the proposal files, and agreed that the
                        aims are not supported by the proposal files.             I

        Based on the complainant's statement that she was unsure whether Dr                        even   I
        received a Ph.D.,                                     niversity of                     (via the   1
        U.S. Embassy in                                             credentials!         The University

        Based on the above developments, this ctse is closed.