The School of Sociology is successful in attracting major research funding for research projects and a number of staff are involved in providing research leadership and/or are the key partners in these projects. The School of Sociology has strong research links with a number of academic schools in cognate disciplines, as well as the Geary Institute, the Institute of Criminology, the Institute of British Irish Studies, the Dublin European Institute, UCD Clinton Institute, the Humanities Institute and a range of other research centres and institutes within UCD and external to the university.