I am an undergraduate student and I join the research project with two other friends (same class) under my professor supervision. I got some money for the project, this money is divided equally to every member and I have a bonus for the leader position.
During the research, my teammate doesn't contribute much work. When I submit the paper to the conference, they said I should remove their name and give them the money.
In my opinion, I don't want to give them the money because the total budget is not much, just enough for the submission fee.
So what should I do now, this is the first time I submit the paper and I don't want to feel awkward with them because we still have to study together?
After considering all the advice from you guys, I decided to give them their money as the team discussed at the beginning of the project. I think it is fair and they deserve to be paid because they do put their effort into this project.