Scripps Research to Pay $10 Million Over Alleged Grant Misuse

Sept. 11, 2020, 10:51 PM

The Scripps Research Institute will pay $10 million to settle a whistleblower’s allegations that it used federal grant money for purposes unrelated to its grants, the Justice Department said Friday.

The institute allegedly charged projects funded by the National Institutes of Health for time spent on preparing and writing new grant applications, teaching, and engaging in administrative activities, the DOJ said in a statement.

“The NIH has finite resources to support important research across the nation,” Jeffrey Clark, acting assistant attorney general of the DOJ’s Civil Division, said in the statement. “Today’s settlement demonstrates our commitment to protect those resources ...

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