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 – Latest Collaboration Fund Awards

    We  actively support and encourages emerging collaborations across the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York through our Collaboration Fund. We are delighted to announce the latest successful projects from our 2014 Autumn Call which are about to start a range of exciting activities. The funded projects were Roughness modulation of Greenland Ice Sheet hydrology and [...]

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  • News – EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Bioenergy – 10 CDT PhD Scholarships available

    Deadline for applications  - 31st January 2015 With climate change presenting the greatest global challenge of our time, the search is on for alternatives to fossil fuels. Bioenergy from wood, wastes and energy crops is a major renewable energy source. However, there are complex challenges concerning sustainability, food security, biodiversity, technical performance and cost effectiveness. The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training [...]

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  • News – NIHR CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber is one!

    We invite you to celebrate the 1st birthday of the National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care Yorkshire and Humber (NIHR CLAHRC YH). Over the last 12 months, since its launch, we have successfully delivered our objective of improving the health and wellbeing of the people of Yorkshire [...]

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  • News – Eyes on the Sky as Our Scientists Develop Space Technologies

    Last month, the world held its breath as a washing machine sized space probe bounced above the surface of a dark and icy comet some 320 miles from here. When news broke of Philae’s successful landing – albeit under the shadow of a cliff – history was made. But we do not have to look [...]

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  • News – White Rose Women in Leadership Initiative

    Women are seriously under-represented at leadership levels in academia making up less than 21% of the professoriate and 17% of Vice Chancellors. However, women  are predicted to be the majority of all academics by 2020 although the same projections show that women will not be fairly represented at professorial level until 2070 at the earliest [...]

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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 [...]