research associates are expected to conduct themselves in
an appropriate manner and be of the the highest caliber, personally
and academically. Being an IMRD research associate is a duty
not to be taken lightly, though the benefits will be extensive.
All RA's will be required
to maintain a brief but informational web page on each approved
IMRD project (hosted by the IMRD at no cost to the RA), submit
photographs for the Gallery,
actively pursue both academic and popular publications, minimum
yearly applications to external granting agencies, and other
small tasks designed to keep us progressing towards our goals.
A brief biography page will be created for each RA, outlining
their current IMRD projects, education, contact information,
The IMRD agrees to
serve as a fiscal sponsor to all IMRD associates. This allows
the RA's to dedicate more of their time to their work and
not become caught up in the bureaucratic and legal matters
of processing, accounting, maintaining and managing funds
and equipment. In order to accept funding from most government
and private granting organizations individuals must be part
of a 501(c) non-profit organization. The IMRD hopes to provide
this receptacle for RA's.
To help offset costs
incurred in the day-to-day operations of the IMRD (such as
audits, checking, postage, etc.) overhead will be partially
recuperated by a 10 percent charge to all funds deposited
with the IMRD (most non-profits charge 15 percent!) In the
event the IMRD runs a surplus from these funds at the end
of the fiscal year they will go to a grant/scholarship exclusively
for IMRD research associates and towards the purchasing or
maintenance of IMRD field equipment, as decided by the Board.