Trainee Information

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

Are there any bursary opportunities available for your courses?

Unfortunately, we do not currently have bursary opportunies available for any of our courses.

We are attempting to source further funding to support bursaries on our courses, as they are an extremely popular option, however availability of these will be based upon the availability of grants provided by providers, and the success of our funding applications. Therefore we cannot guarantee that we will be able to source bursaries in the future.

If you would like to be notified should we managed to obtain further BBSRC / MRC / NERC / any other bursary opportunities, please email

Where could I get funding towards one of 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?