This section provides guidance for the authorization, establishment and replenishment of Working Fund Research Funds including appropriate uses and security standards. These funds may be used for small-dollar amount vendor payments and/ or incentive payments to complete research surveys with the approval of the principle investigator. Each individual, school, and department who requests and/or administers Working Fund cash advances should review and understand his/ her custodial responsibilities for managing the research funds. Review the MSU Working Fund Research Custodian Agreement for additional information. To request research advance funds use the following forms provided below.