AWRN Funded Workshops for 2022 / 23


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AWRN 2022 - Workshop Funding - Apply Now! 

Registration is now open for you to apply for funding for a workshop to run between now and July 2023 (deadline is Wednesday 15th June). The AWRN typically funds three workshops per year, with up to £2,000 available for each workshop, so this is a fantastic opportunity to get some funding to run a workshop or training event in an area you are interested in. The application form can be found here: LINK TO APPLY

Types of Workshops

Workshops may aim to: provide a forum for discussion of research activities, engage with industry and other stakeholders regarding animal welfare research, enhance the development and training of researchers, support early career researchers, identify important research topics or undertake other activities that clearly further the aims of the network. Collaborative applications and those from Early Career Researchers are particularly encouraged. 

Previously Funded Workshops

Measuring positive welfare (May 2017, Edinburgh)

Making the most of the media and press (Nov 2017, AHDB Stoneleigh)

Career progression for ECRs (Mar 2018, Liverpool)

Economics and animal welfare (June 2018, Edinburgh)

Thermography in animal welfare research (Sept 2018, Edinburgh)

How to become a more resilient and self-confident researcher (Oct 2018, Bristol)

The emotional cost of caring: Impact on animal welfare (May 2019, London) 

Better welfare indicators for novel species in aquaculture (May 2019, Swansea)

Implementing new methods to improve companion animal welfare science (CAWS) in the UK (December 2019, London)  

Current developments in Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) technologies (Nov 2020, online)

Novel minimally invasive tools to investigate animal behaviour and welfare (Jan 2021, online)

Novel methods of human behaviour change (HBC) for improving animal welfare (Feb / Mar 2021, online)

How happy are equine athletes? Assessing equine quality of life in equestrian sporting disciplines (Mar 2021, online)

Engaging with relevant stakeholders to influence animal welfare laws (Apr 2021, online)

Cross-fertilisation between neuroscience and animal welfare (June 2021, online)

Improving bat welfare in Africa: creation of an African Bat Conflict and Welfare Network - a case study for wild animal welfare (July 2021, online)

Harnessing social network analysis to benefit animal welfare science (Dec 2021, online)

Open science in animal welfare research (Dec 2021, online)


The main applicant must be a full member of the Animal Welfare Research Network, though it is not a requirement for co-applicants or any keynote speakers. International ECRs can therefore be co-applicants but not the main applicant for funding, we would encourage you to get in touch as soon as possible if you have an idea for a workshop and want support finding a suitable member to apply with. No more than one international workshop will be funded per year and organisers will need to demonstrate that sufficient members of the AWRN would be able to access the workshop (e.g. online or hybrid meeting, recording of talks etc). 

Application and Assessment Process

Applications for funding should be made by completing this application form online: LINK TO APPLYThe deadline for receiving applications is midday on Wednesday 15th June 2022. Applications received after this date will not be considered. A pdf of the application form can also be viewed here, if you wish to view all the sections in advance of completing the form: PDF of Questions. Please note all applications should be made online and not using the PDF, this is purely for information. 

Once the submissions have been received and redacted a panel of the AWRN Co-ordinating Group will assess applications blind and applicants will be notified by the end of July 2022 at the latest.

If you have any questions about the workshop funding or your eligibility to apply then please just get in touch