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, starting at 12pm on Thursday 1st March and finishing at 12.30pm on Friday 2nd March 2018.

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

Lunch will be provided on arrival at the workshop and tea and coffee will be available during breaks. On Thursday evening space has been booked in a local bar where light refreshments will be provided.

There is no charge for the workshop, you simply have to cover the costs of your own travel and accommodation. An attendance fund is available (see details below).

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS CURRENTLY FULLY BOOKED, we encourage you to register your interest here in case of a cancellation.

Deadline for registration is Wednesday 14th February.

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.

Mental health and resilience.



Attendance Fund


An attendance fund is available of up to £50 per person for anyone who requires assistance in order to attend the workshop. Further details available upon registration.