Trainee Information

If you have any questions about our metabolomics courses which aren't answered by the below, please get in touch by emailing us at


Information about our courses

MRC Bursary Information

We are delighted to announce that we currently have funding for a limited number of Medical Research Council (MRC) funded PhD students, postdocs, fellows and clinicians to attend our metabolomics courses and workshops.

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MRC Bursary Information
The Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre (BMTC) has secured bursaries for MRC funded PhD students, Postdoctoral Researchers, Fellows, Clinicians and Principal Investigators.

These bursaries will run across the 2020 - 2024 period, with a limited number of bursaries available each year for delegates to attend our courses.

Researchers not funded by the MRC are invited to make applications, however bursaries will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, with priority awarded to researchers funded by the MRC (due to the nature of these funds).

We would like to thank the MRC for their funding, and look forward to awarding these bursaries!

Bursary Allowance for each Delegate
 Item Number / Amount

Course fee waiver for any BMTC course

 1 per person per year

To Apply

To apply for this bursary, please complete the relevant application form:

  1. LC-MS based metabolomics and metabolite identification with the Q Exactive™ Plus and Orbitrap ID-X™ Tribrid™

Terms & Conditions of Bursaries

 Our full Terms & Conditions can be found here (click to open in a new tab).

Researchers NOT funded by the MRC

As noted above, researchers NOT funded by the MRC are welcome to apply, however due to the requirements of these bursaries priority will be awarded to researchers funded by the MRC.

If you are not funded by the MRC and would like to be notified should we managed to obtain further bursary funding, please email

I am not funded by the MRC - where could I get funding to attend your courses?

There are numerous other organisations offering training/travel bursaries to support their membership. We have listed a few below which may be of interest to you.

Please note that this list is not exhaustive - it would be worth checking with any organisations with which you hold membership as to whether they may offer you support towards attending one of our courses:

Potential Funding Sources for Course Delegates

 Institution Amount Conditions
Research Professional - Search a wide range of grant opportunities £50 - £1,000
  • Search by:
    • Award type: Travel to conferences, meetings, etc.
    • Discipline: Biological Sciences, Medicine & Health
Biochemical Society - General Travel Grants £300 - £750
  • Member of society for at least 12 months
British Ecological Society - Training & Travel Grants Up to £500
  • Current BES member
  • PhD student, postgrad (within 3 years) or equivalent
  • Work or study at university or RI
  • Work within BES remit
British Mass Spectrometry Society - John Beynon Conference and Travel Fund £350
  • Member of society for at least 3 months
British Society for Cell Biology - Travel Bursaries Up to £500
  • Member of society for at least 1 year (or a PhD student in first year of study)
  •  Students / postdocs only
British Society for Cell Biology - Support Grants Up to £500
  • Current BSCB member
  • Group Leaders / PI's with no current funds for travel
Federation of European Microbiological Societies Up to €4,000
  • Must be active in microbiology
  • Must be FEMS members
  • Outside of UK
  • Rolling award - closing dates:
    • 1 Jan
Microbiology Society - International Development Fund Up to £5,000
  • Current society member of two years
  • Outside of UK, from 'countries where microbiology is inadequately developed'
  • Rolling award - closing dates:
    • 1 April
    • 1 October
Royal Society of Chemistry - Travel Grants Up to £200
  •  Current RSC member
Society for Applied Microbiology - Registration Fees Grant Up to £300
  •  Current SfAM members
Society for Applied Microbiology - International Capacity Building Fund Unspecified
  • SfAM member for 3+ years
  • Outside of UK only
The Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine - Travel Grants Unspecified
  • ACBLM member for 2+ years
The Physiological Society - Travel Grants

Members - £700
Affiliates - £500
Undergrad Members - £100

  • Current member of The Physiological Society
The Society for Experimental Biology - Training and Travel Grants  Up to £500
  • Current member of SEB

If you know of an organisation not on the list who may be able to provide funding to our trainees, please do get in touch by emailing us at

My organisation needs to pay by Purchase Order - can you invoice me?

Yes, we can raise an invoice for your organisation. Please complete the form below, and a member of our team will get back to you.

  • Delegate's Name
  • Organisation's address

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How can I find you?

We are located on the 4th floor of the Biosciences building (R27), at the University of Birmingham.

Please see our website for directions and maps to the BMTC.

If you are attending one of our courses, further information about when/where to go for your training will be sent shortly before the course start.

I need some accomodation near you - what would you recommend?

Conferences & Events provide good standard accomodation at reasonable prices a mere 10 minute walk from the Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre.

The BMTC uses Conferences & Events for our hotel bookings, and recommend their services to our trainees regularly.

I need to cancel my booking - what should I do?