Welcome to the BBSRC Animal Welfare Research Network (AWRN) website. The Network is currently funded by a grant from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). Some of the funds for this are being provided by the Animal Welfare R&D budget held jointly across Defra, Scottish Government and Welsh Government. It aims to bring together the UK animal welfare research community, researchers in related areas, and stakeholders with interests in animal welfare, to identify important research topics, increase collaboration, and support and encourage research activities.

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AWRN Kick Start Funding 2024

  This award aims to drive forward novel animal welfare research ideas (e.g. by supporting pilot data collection) that will lead to future grant applications (e.g. to UKRI or Innovate). It aims to enhance the career development and research skills of future PIs ...Read more >

AWRN Stakeholder Advisory Board Research Priorities

        The AWRN Stakeholder Advisory Board (SAB) represents the interests and perspectives of the non-academic community working in the field of animal welfare (including sectors from industry, NGOs and policy-makers) across the network. Since substantial benefit will be gained from increasing ...Read more >

Lab Exchange Scheme Launched

  AWRN has just launched a new Lab Exchange Scheme for ECRs! The Lab Exchange Scheme will fund ECRs to complete a placement at a different institution than the one they are currently affiliated with. This may be a university or a ...Read more >