Career Progression for Early Career Researchers

Date: 01/03/2018

University of Liverpool Student Guild, Liverpool


Organised by Nicola Davidson and Jane Hurst (University of Liverpool)


Key Information


This is a two-day workshop, taking place on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd March 2018.

The venue is the Elizabeth Gidney room in the Liverpool Guild of Students, 160 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, L3 5TR.

Registration is now open and available here.

There will be a small attendance fund available, details to follow.

Workshops are restricted to members of the network, if you are not yet a member of the network it is free to join and the details are available here: 


Workshop Aims


The primary aim of this interactive workshop is to give early career researchers (ECRs) the information and tools to progress their careers in the field of animal welfare research. Secondary aims are to improve the ability of ECRs to secure funding and to enhance collaboration between ECRs within the AWRN. The workshop will cover two half-days and will take place at the University of Liverpool’s main campus. There will be places for up to a maximum of 30 ECRs.

Sessions will include:

Funding opportunities and applying for fellowships / funding: focusing on fellowships and other grants directly aimed at ECRs.

Industry partnership funding.

Careers in animal welfare research: including speakers from academic and non-academic backgrounds.

How do you choose the right career?

CV and covering letter workshop: where participants can bring their own CV.

Why do you hire / not hire someone?: a panel discussion including academic and non-academic speakers.

Mentoring within the AWRN: Discussion with attendees to decide what would be needed to start a mentoring scheme within the AWRN.