Awards and Grants






2014 Decentralized Arts Funding (DAF) Grant, Acadiana Center for the Arts: “Recovery Arts Academy 2013: Poetry as a Means of Healing,” $1,557. 30 page application. Rated Highest among all DAF Grants in its cycle.

2013 Layette Consolidated Government Grant, Acadiana Center for the Arts: $1,600. 30 page application.

2012 Decentralized Arts Funding (DAF) Grant, Acadiana Center for the Arts, “The Recovery Arts Academy: Theater for the Addicted,” $3,534. 30 page application.

2012 Decentralized Arts Funding (DAF) Grant, Acadiana Center for the Arts, “The Memory Trilogy: Three Pieces Concerning Remembering and Technology.” $3,349. 30 page application.

2011 Decentralized Arts Funding (DAF) Grant, Acadiana Center for the Arts, “Icarus.” $3,685. 30 page application.

2010 Decentralized Arts Funding (DAF) Grant, Acadiana Center for the Arts, “NightFears.” $5,755. 30 page application.

Instructional MiniGrant Awarded for AcadianaMOO: $345

Partnership Grant from Acadiana Arts Council for Down Low, $2,803 successfully awarded. 30 page application. Invitation to apply from the Arts Council.

Various University, College and Departmental Grants to bring Marcy Baumann, Lansing Community College, to speak on online teaching and learning: total of $1,800, to campus, Feb. 7-8, 2008: Faculty Development Grant, $700; Dean’s Support for this project: $500; Lyceum Grant, $600.

Awarded a Faculty Development Grant, University of Louisiana, Lafayette: $350 from Academic Planning and Faculty Development to increase graduate student use of AcadianaMOO.

Awarded: $1,000 Grant from Acadiana C.A.R.E.S to rewrite Dancing with the Virus as Down Low with co-author John Patrick Bray.

Acadiana Arts Council Partnership Grant Awarded and Completed for Above Project: $2,000 awarded, narratives collected on the Dancing Project Website; show produced with co-author John Patrick Bray.

Various University, College and Departmental Grants to bring Jonathan Alexander, University of Cincinnati to speak on “Queer Poetics” and “Students' Right to Their Own E-Texts,” May 2005: $1,200.

Various University, College and Departmental Grants to bring Kathleen Blake Yancey, past president of the CCCC, as keynote speaker/Rhetoric Symposium speaker, Feb 2005: $1,500

Various University, College and Departmental Grants to bring Beth Daniell, Department of English, University of Alabama to speak on women's spirituality, 2003- 2004: $1,500.

Awarded a STEP (Student Technology Enhancement Program: This grant funded the purchase of DriveShield, a product that would make student misuse of computers much more difficult in the English Department facilities, $1,911.

Awarded a Faculty Development Grant, University of Louisiana, Lafayette: $1,750 plus equipment ($1,000 from the College of Liberal Arts, $750 from Academic Planning and Faculty Development and a Gateway 2000 desktop computer from the Department of English) for the purpose of setting up a new MOO server, acadiana.louisiana.edu, port 7777, and to bring in Tari Fanderclai of ConnectionsMOO for a virtual workshop on the setup and maintenance of MOO space. AcadianaMOO went online January 2002.

Various University, College and Departmental Grants to bring Carol Mattingly, Department of English, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY to speak on women's temperance monuments, 2002-2003: $1,700.

Awarded a Summer Research Grant, University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The grant, equivalent to a full time teaching schedule stipend for summer, allowed me to research "Weeping Stones, Living Trees: Creating and Archiving Electronic Texts in Student and Scholarly Writing,” Texts and Technology: Reading and Writing in a Technological World. Ed. by Janice Walker and Ollie Oviedo. (Hampton Press, 2005).

Awarded a Faculty Development Grant, University of Louisiana, Lafayette: $1,900 ($1,000 from the College of Liberal Arts, $700 from Academic Planning and Faculty Development and $200 from the Department of English) for the purpose of bringing Cynthia Haynes, University of Texas at Dallas and Jan Holmevik, University of Bergen to present on the uses of MOOs (Multiple User Dungeon or Dimension, Object Oriented) in humanities education, October 12, 2000.

Co-Investigator with Thomas Philion, S. Tozer, et al., English, UIC. “Writing to Learn/Learning to Teach: Using Storyspace to Foster Collaborative Learning in Teacher Education Courses at UIC.” Amount of award: $15,000 from the University of Illinois Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Principal Investigator: The Illinois Board of Higher Education awarded Dorwick a $3,000 grant (value-in-kind). The grant will pay for a sufficient number of FirstClass licenses to allow the composition group to experiment with bridging English and composition courses at such institutions as UIC, Chicago State, Western Illinois, Southern Illinois and others.