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

  • 06 Mar

    Public Lecture: Why Did Scientists Come to Write Autobiographies?

    We would like to invite researchers to attend a free public lecture on Friday 6 March 2015. The best-selling scientific autobiography is a relatively recent thing. In this lecture, Professor Graeme Gooday asks why scientists began to write autobiographies in the early twentieth century. The celebrity scientist publishing a best-selling autobiography is a more recent [...]

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  • 25 Mar

    The History and Future of Rationing workshop

    The Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied Centre at the University of Leeds is pleased to invite researchers to attend a one-day interdisciplinary workshop on ‘The History and Future of Rationing’, to be held in Leeds on Wednesday 25th March 2015. Forming part of a wider AHRC-funded project Climate change, ethics and responsibilities: an interdisciplinary approach, this workshop [...]

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  • News – Collaboration Fund Call Open

    We are now welcoming applications to the latest round of our Collaboration Fund. This fund is designed to be a catalyst for strategic collaborative projects and we especially welcome applications from early career researchers or academics who have never been a PI before. We feel this is an ideal opportunity to expand your academic networks [...]

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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 [...]