The implementation of the ambitious EWI work programme is contingent on the harnessing of both university and external resources. To date, sources of funding include:
Marie Curie Transfer of Knowledge (ToK) Award
The Marie Curie ToK project will work to enhance institutional capacity in egalitarian theory, practice and equality-sensitive research methodologies and policy practices. The knowledge transfer is based on the mobility of researchers who will come to UCD and go from UCD to other centres of excellence. The seven designated partners include Oxford and Cambridge Universities as well as the Universities of Kent, Brighton, Leeds and Pisa.
Combat Poverty Agency
Combat Poverty, under the Poverty Research Initiative, is supporting two EWI Civil Society Research Scholarships in 2007. The Poverty Research Initiative supports independent policy-relevant research with the twin aims of promoting public understanding of poverty and informing the development of policies to tackle poverty.
The EWI Civil Society Research Scholarship is designed to support people based in non-governmental organisations who are actively working for social change on issues of poverty, equality and social justice. Each scholarship offers financial support to a maximum of €10,000. Scholars are typically seconded to the UCD Egalitarian World Initiative for a two to three month period to pursue a research theme of relevance to the work of their organisation. Applications are assessed jointly by the UCD Egalitarian World Initiative and Combat Poverty.
Irish Aid, Department of Foreign Affairs
The Government of Ireland's official programme of assistance to majority world countries is managed by Irish Aid, a division within the Department of Foreign Affairs. An EWI application, involving Equality Studies Centre, UCD School of Social Justice and the UCD School of Education and Lifelong Learning, was submitted in early 2006, resulting in a grant allocation over the next three-year period. This grant is to be used to resource the following EWI activities:
'Small Grants for Citizenship through Education Activities under the European Year of Citizenship through Education' supported an EWI Public Lecture Series in 2006. The lecture series was funded by Citizenship2005.ie, which is coordinated through the CDVEC Curriculum Development Unit with direct support from the Department of Education and Science and Irish Aid.