Founded in 2008, GRIPP brings together faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students in political theory and political philosophy from McGill, the University of Montreal, the University of Quebec at Montreal, and Concordia University.

It organizes at least two conferences per year and an annual book manuscript workshop. It also awards competitive postdoctoral and graduate fellowships. GRIPP meets roughly biweekly for a political theory workshop to discuss one or more papers by an outside visitor or a member of the group, including regular sessions for the discussion of the GRIPP fellows’ work in progress.