The Institute runs three active research centres: 
CenSes: Centre for the Study of the Senses, CeLL: Centre for Logic and Language and CCIP: Centre for Computing in Philosophy.

CenSes is part of the Network for Sensory Research and affiliated to the Centre for Philosophy of Perception at the University of Glasgow, whose Director, Prof Fiona MacPherson is a co-director of CenSes, along with Dr Matthew Nudds, of the University of Edinburgh and Prof. Barry C Smith, Director of the IP.

CeLL has a partnership with the Northern Institute of Philosophy at Aberdeen to run the biennial Logic and Language conferences. CeLL is also part of a European network of partner institutions including universities of Aberdeen, Barcelona, Budapest, ENS Paris, Geneva, St Andrews, Stockholm, who secured an EC 7th Framework Initial Training Network Grant of 1.5 million euros in 2010 for the project Perspectival Thoughts and Facts (PETAF).

Along with the Institute of Philosophy at New York University, the IP runs a project on the Nature of Taste involving philosophers from the US and UK. The project runs workshops in London, New York and NYU Abu Dhabi.