What not to do with Research Money

While this story takes place in Canada,  this is not a good standard for a scientific community that wishes to continue to receive money.

From the Article:

"A university researcher with a taste for flashy toys used his scientific grants to buy chrome exhaust pipes and aluminum wheels for his car, along with plasma televisions and a home entertainment system worth $17,624.63.

He also billed $800 for a 15 GB iPod, $976 for a Smartphone, and $1,165 for two top-of-the-line cellphones to his "research" grants, say documents obtained by Canwest News Service."

Hopefully this is purely an exception and not the start of a trend that exposes "corrupt" researchers in academia.

Michael A. Allen

About Michael A. Allen

Michael is an Assistant Professor in Political Science at Boise State University with a focus in International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Methodology (quantitative and formal). His work includes issues related to military basing abroad, asymmetric relations, cooperation, and conflict. He received his Ph.D from Binghamton University in 2011.

One Reply to “What not to do with Research Money”

  1. You didn’t post the best paragraph from the article:
    But the agency says it recovered $21,485.67 from the scientist who went on a spending spree with his research money in early 2003. It did not end until May, 2005, with his purchase of eight, 19-inch Dell computer monitors.
    Maybe this guy has a shopping addiction. If he did, though, he definitely got into the wrong field.

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