Governance and funding
The IIIS is one of five Trinity Research Institutes which are focused on interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research and teaching linked to one of the five university priority research themes set out in the College Strategic Plan 2009-2014.
- The School of Social Sciences and Philosophy
- The School of Business
- The School of Law
- The School of Histories
- The School of Religions, Theology and Ecumenics
The governance of the IIIS is comprised of three levels of management and advisory structures; an Executive Committee, a Management Board and a Consultative Board. The governing structure of the IIIS is designed to include members of the IIIS research community in addition to benefiting from the advice and expertise of internationally recognised actors in global integration.
The IIIS Executive Committee consists of representatives appointed from each of the associated Schools. It is responsible for the operational and project-level management of the Institute as well as acting as a channel of communication between the Institute and its associated Schools.
The IIIS Management Committee is responsible for the appointment of the Director of the Institute and its budget. It also reviews the IIIS research programs and activities and provides strategic advice for the future development of the IIIS, both in terms of its basic research function and its outreach role in promoting awareness about international integration studies among the general public.
The IIIS Consultative Committee consists of distinguished individuals from the worlds of academia, business and policy who have agreed to assist and advise the Institute on its growth strategy.
The quality of the research work undertaken by academics associated with the Institute is reviewed from time to time by external peer review, most recently in the context of the 2008 Social Science Research Review undertaken by Professors Lawrence Aber and Jeffrey Frieden.
Institute research is funded by research grants obtained by individual researchers and core funding provided by the participating Schools.