I. INTRODUCTION Dissertation grants vary in scope from those that merely assist you in seeking other funding to those that will pay your full living expenses as well as all research costs. However, even small grants add to the'researcher's prestige and constitute an important listing on the researcher's vita, because they are evidence that the researcher's project has been peer-reviewed in a competitive process. Writing a grant is a very worthwhile endeavor in its own right, forcing the researcher to clarify his or her theories and hypotheses, have a good literature review, and be able to articulate and defend his or her research design and methodology.