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The Cook Scholarship Fund for Research on the Colonial Iberian Atlantic World

Professor Cook sitting at a tableThis is a Scholarship Fund established to honor Professor Noble David Cook, a distinguished member of the FIU’s Department of History faculty for over two decades. Dr. Cook retired in Spring, 2017 and, once he learned about the level of contributions from other members of the faculty and former students he mentored, he contributed matching funds of his own that made possible the creation of the fund with an initial deposit of $ 3,000.

DESTINATION: This is a fellowship to support a research trip for a graduate student who is conducting preliminary work for a dissertation.

The research topic is expected to be broad so long as it deals with the Iberian Atlantic World prior to national independence.

1. Preference will be given to those proposals requiring research in foreign archives and libraries;
2. Preference will be given to graduate students completing their doctoral studies at FIU.

The amount of the fellowship will be $ 500

There will be one annual award

"A prolific author, mentor, and recipient of prestigious grants, Professor Cook was an outstanding scholar of Iberian Atlantic history. His many books became required reading for those interested in the demographic history of early colonial Spanish America. His intellectual legacy is immense and this fellowship fund is a further testimony of it."

- Victor M. Uribe-Uran
  Professor and Chair
  FIU Department of History

"A great mentor, a highly regarded scholar of Iberian Atlantic history, a fine human being. Professor Cook had a gentle but incisive way to guide his students and push them to excel. His pedagogical legacy will last for generations!"

- Francis X. Luca, PhD (class of  ’05)
  Chief Librarian

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