Welcome to White Rose

Welcome to The White Rose University Consortium – A strategic partnership between 3 of the UK’s leading research universities, Leeds, Sheffield and York.

Since 1997 the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York have built on their individual strengths by collaborating through the White Rose University Consortium to add value from partnership activity in research, enterprise, innovation and learning and teaching.   Working with a range of partners from the private and public sector, both in the UK and overseas, projects to the value of over £130M have been secured into the Universities.   As the Higher Education sector undergoes numerous changes and challenges, our commitment to creating exciting collaborations remains and we continuously strive to achieve our aims of supporting research, knowledge exchange and teaching and learning.

Post-Graduate Research Training

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News & Events

  • News-What is the Future of Feminism?

    Nearly one hundred guests from across the region met to celebrate International Women’s Day on Friday 7 March 2014, at Firth Court. Hosted by the Women@TUOS Network and welcomed by Dr Rhonda Snook, Chair of the network, the event proved a lively, challenging and stimulating occasion. PVC Gill Valentine introduced her ‘Living with Difference’ research [...]

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  • 28 Apr

    Research Into Ageing Across Yorkshire: Highlighting Our Strengths

    An event hosted by the Yorkshire Comprehensive Research Network – Ageing Priority Group and the White Rose Network • What research into ageing is taking place in our region? • What research is needed? • How can we work together to further develop our capacity? If these questions interest you then register for our free [...]

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  • News – Making Space for Curiosity and Innovation: Reshaping Sheffield Museums

    Fully funded Collaborative PhD opportunity at University of Sheffield Project Title: Making Space for Curiosity and Innovation: Reshaping Sheffield Museums Funded by the AHRC through a Collaborative Doctorial Award (training grant) Applications are invited to this fully funded AHRC Collaborative PhD studentship based in the Department of Geography, University of Sheffield, with co-supervision from the [...]

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  • News – Great 8 Technologies

    Over the next few months our CEO Dr. Julian White will explore the Great 8 technologies as laid out by David Willetts, the Minister for Universities and Science, Julian will be discussing some of the ground-breaking science and looking at how research in our Universities can contribute not only to national and global issues but [...]

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  • News – Spring 2014 Collaboration Fund – Call Open

    The White Rose University Consortium invites applications for projects to support and encourage emerging collaborations across the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. The objective of the Fund is to support projects which have the potential to develop national and international linkages with the aim of these leading to larger more strategic initiatives. Applications are [...]

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  • 14 Sep


    15th – 17th September 2014, – Call for Papers The Business School, University of Hull The purpose of the Conference is to bring together researchers in universities with participants from industry to examine the applications of research in coal characterization, utilization and preparation. Building on the success of the previous ECCRIA conferences, this tenth conference [...]

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White Rose Studentship Networks

Studentship Networks

We have the aspiration that funded networks will act as platforms for future funding bids.  We therefore advise applicants to consider how the Studentship Network will align with opportunities from funding bodies (for example the Research Councils’ priorities) and to include this information in the proposal.  You can see more information about the scheme here

Collaboration Fund

Light bulbLaunched in October 2008 and designed to support emerging collaborative activities across the three White Rose universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York.  We run two rounds a year, in Spring and Autumn and award up to £11,000 per project with a total of 8 projects being awarded each year.  You can either see more about the fund here or Dr Nadia Gopichandran  will be happy to help with any queries.

Research Design Service for Yorkshire and the Humber

The National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Research Design Service for Yorkshire & the Humber (RDS YH) supports researchers to develop and design high quality research proposals for submission to the NIHR and other national, peer-reviewed funding competitions for applied health or social care research. This support is provided free of charge. If you need [...]

White Rose DTP Biological Sciences

This Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) brings together the research of the world-class  molecular and cellular bioscience centres at the White Rose universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York.  The collaboration has attracted a £5.7 million investment from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) which, together with additional investment from the partner universities, will support [...]