Membership of the BBSRC-UFAW Animal Welfare Research Network
is currently free

Apply for membership

Members benefit by being able to attend annual meetings and workshops and having access to a membership area of this website which includes discussion fora, membership directory, and recordings of talks at annual meetings and workshops.

Membership is currently free and is open to researchers working in animal welfare or related subjects and stakeholders including representatives from industry, charity, policy and governmental organisations. PhD and Masters by research students qualify for membership but unfortunately we are not currently able to accept applications from undergraduate or taught Masters students. 

To apply for membership please click here.

International Applicants

Researchers based outside the UK are welcome to apply for membership, however we are only currently able to accept one representative for each non-UK institution. We therefore ask that if your application is successful you distribute relevant information to others within your institution/network (please describe your network within your application). Once your membership has been accepted it may be possible to delegate a different person from your institution to attend a meeting or workshop if it is particularly relevant for them. 

If you are an International Early Career Researcher and there is already a representative for your institution then we can’t offer you membership, however you can join the mailing list and attend AWRN events by completing this form and asking the member from your institution to vouch for you: Link for International ECRs 


For membership queries, please contact the AWRN Network Manager.