GETTING MONEY

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Undergrad RAs

For the most part undergraduates will be responsible for sourcing funding through the school. There are many grants available that can assist with research needs; here is a good place to look first.

Senior Lab Members

Most grants require a PI status, which Meghan holds for the lab. Depending on the grant, graduate students and postdocs can also hold the PI status. Here and here are good starting points for grant-hunting. When you have found a grant, approve it with Meghan before moving forward.

Petty Cash for Paying Participants

Participants are compensated at $10/hour for non-scanner studies and $20/hour for scanner studies. Before you run your study, you'll need cash to pay your participants.

How to get petty cash for the first time:

  • Print and fill out this form. Leave the boxes that say "GL Chart String and PTAEO Chart String" blank. Julia Abrahams will fill those out.
  • Take the form to Meghan to sign as CUSTODIAN. She'll also need to initial next to all the statements of page two.
  • Take the form to Julia Abrahams (main office) to sign as AUTHORIZER.
  • Take the signed form to the Cashier's Office (McNutt, 1st floor). Make sure to bring your Dartmouth ID. They will ask you what bills you want the cash in, so make sure you know how much you're paying each participant! (e.g. if you're paying each participant $10, don't ask for your cash in $20's.
  • Note: the maximum amount you can request at once is $500. If you need more, you can replenish your cash once you run out.

How to replenish petty cash:

  • Print and fill out this form.
  • Take the form to Meghan to sign as CUSTODIAN.
  • Take the form to Julia to sign as AUTHORIZER.
  • Take the signed form to the Cashier's Office.

Keeping receipts:

  • Coming soon!