Monday, June 13, 2011

NSF award rates

The overall award rate for proposals at NSF in FY 2010 was 23 percent. However, rates vary by directorate, from 18 percent in Engineering to 38 percent in the Office of International Science & Engineering. See the full report, National Science Foundation's Merit Review 2010, NSB 11-41, for details.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Faculty blame students for their plagiarism

In the latest installment of Tales of the NSF OIG, formally known as its Semiannual Report to Congress, the agency reports that PIs accused of plagiarism often blame their students. Read all about it on p. 25 of the full report.