I am currently at a conference in the US and I will be reimbursed by my adviser. I was wondering what is a reasonable per diem spending for meals?
Of course I could ask my adviser directly, but I feel bad doing so, because I am afraid my adviser will think that I am trying to spend the maximum amount possible.
I don't want to blow my adviser's budget, but I also don't feel that I need to save every last penny in terms of my meal spending. I would like to have maybe one nice meal a day ~$20 but otherwise eat cheaper meals < $10.
What types of spending guidelines would help me not to upset my adviser?