NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION WASHINGTON, D.C. 20550 Office of Inspector General . CLOSING MEMORANDUM DATE: December 17, 1990 SUBJECT: OIG 91-3107 (fVlCfV-1I1) TO: File n .-( FROM: CounseJ +,-, the Inspector General'~J i .~'-'v-..:. \~"(', A 1982 grant (# IIIIIIII) for anthropological research in IIIIIIII was suspended because of the political situation in that country. The political condition has now changed and the Anthropology Program has proposed renewing the initial grant. ·_......mpla iLo..:.,... L.lli.... '-He gr.a.L.... h";'O lieing re-issued after this long lapse of time without peer review. The Inspector General discussed this matter with the Assistant Director for BBS and it was agreed that the grant renewal would be sent our for peer review. The complainant also asserted that his past grant applicat i~ blems associated wit .. in the mid-1980 1 s. ~n a s of the matter according in the files of the Office of General Counsel. We advised the complainant by telephone that we were not able to reopen matters directly or indirectly related to a settlement agreement. However, we assured the complainant that if he were to submit a future grant application to the Foundation we would monitor the application to ensure that it was handled fairly. In particular, the complainant asserted that a program officer in anthropology may have interfered with his grant application in 1987. The anthropology program is in the BBS directorate and the 1987 grant application was in the geosciences directorate. We have no evidential indication that there was any involvement of BBS personnel in the application for a grant in geosciences. Given the passage of time, and our limited resources we have decided not to evaluate this claim further. ~t673 fP7} I.:l./ I 7 /9 D
Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 1990-12-17.
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