Research in politics and international studies is supported by the Research Institute for the Arts and Humanities (RIAH) and Research Institute of Applied Social Sciences (RIASS), established in 2009 and 2011 respectively. Both institutes provide grant development officers and other support to alert researchers to funding calls and to assist in the preparation, costings, internal peer review, and on-line submission of research bids. RIAH has a research initiative fund which provides seed corn funding to help bring ideas to fruition by facilitating visits, collaborative team workshops, and preliminary research.
RIAH also hosts multi-disciplinary research centres to hold conferences, workshops and seminar series, and invite visiting speakers. Research in politics and international studies gains particular support from four multi-disciplinary centres:-