The Cuban Research Institute (CRI) at Florida International University (FIU) is dedicated to creating and disseminating knowledge about Cuba and its diaspora. The institute encourages original research and interdisciplinary teaching, organizes extracurricular activities, collaborates with other academic units working in Cuban and Cuban-American studies, and promotes the development of library holdings and collections on Cuba and its diaspora.
Founded in 1991, CRI is a freestanding entity within FIU’s Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs. The institute currently administers four scholarship programs to support Cuban and Cuban-American studies: the CRI Cuban Studies Scholarship, the Díaz-Ayala Library Travel Grants, the José Antonio Echeverría Scholarship, and the Eliana Rivero Research Scholarship.
CRI is a longtime member of the Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR), a national consortium of university-based centers dedicated to broadening the Latino intellectual presence in the United States.