CAMS Fellowship Call 2024

Call Details

CAMS Fellowships Regulations 2024

The Analytical Chemistry Trust Fund (ACTF) and Community for Analytical Measurement Science (CAMS) are pleased to announce this year’s CAMS Fellowship call.

Purpose and Criteria of CAMS Fellowships

The ACTF-CAMS partnership provides funding for a range of initiatives to support the development of analytical measurement science talent.

The objective of the ACTF is to promote, assist and extend the science and study of analytical chemistry, and of all questions relating to the analysis, nature and composition of natural and manufactured materials for the benefit of the public. CAMS is an industry-led initiative aimed at promoting world-class analytical measurement science training, research and innovation.

In this year’s call, up to 5 CAMS Fellowships, funded by the ACTF, will assist early career analytical chemists establish a research identity. Applicants should be within 5 years of their first junior academic appointment at a UK or Irish higher education institute.

One-off Fellowship awards of up to £30K are to be used in any way that advances the career of the Fellow; including but not limited to:

  • co-funding of PhD studentship
  • a 3-to-6 month sabbatical
  • buy-out from teaching commitments
  • purchase of equipment or materials
  • visit(s) to UK, Irish, overseas or industrial laboratory(ies)
  • purchase of time on third party facilities
  • public engagement and schools, including training in communication
  • fieldwork
  • hosting visiting researcher(s) of acknowledged standing
  • establishing a research network

NOTE: Registration fees or overhead costs will not be paid.

Applications should be in-keeping with to the objectives of ACTF and CAMS – further information about CAMS and its 4 research themes can be found on the CAMS website

Applicants are encouraged to include industry collaborators /advisors in their applications.

 Who is Eligible?

Early career and outstanding Analytical Chemists within 5 years of their first independent academic appointment at a UK or Irish Higher Education Institution (excluding career breaks). For avoidance of doubt, in the current call, applicants should have started their first appointment no earlier than September 2019.

Applications are welcomed from candidates who wish to re-establish themselves after a career break or other period of absence from active research.

Please note that PhD students or those holding a temporary post-doctoral position are not eligible.

There are no restrictions on age or nationality, but a Fellow must normally be resident in the UK or Ireland.

Previous applicants of other CAMS or ACTF awards are still eligible to apply for this award. Any overlap of any existing CAMS or ACTF awards should be acknowledged in the application.

Only one application per person will be considered.

Call Timetable 




Hear from our 2023 Fellows

“The CAMS Fellowship has supported the establishment my academic career after working in industry. CAMS has given me a unique opportunity to collaborate and learn from a community of leading analytical chemistry experts in the UK, as well as accessing excellent resource and funding support as an ECR.” - Dr James Coverdale, University of Birmingham

"The CAMS fellowship has provided me with funds to branch out into a new research direction, while providing a ready-made community from across industry and academia to share the journey with." Dr Ian McPherson, Loughborough University

Apply Now

The Call has officially launched for the CAMS 2024 Fellowships. To apply please complete the online form

Applications close 16 September 2024

Contact us

Please contact Dr Ruth Hearn, ACTF Administrator, at with any queries about this CAMS Fellowship Call.