Project Funding

Have a fantastic photography project in mind but just can't afford to fund it? Then this section, which outlines details of our bursaries, is for you.

In the boxes below you will find links to information, application forms and past winners for the bursaries that we offer each year.

Additionally, there is funding available for Society Events.  This funding is to enable young photographers to attend selected Society Regional and Group events that they would not normally be able to afford. This Young Student Funding is only open to bids from Society Regional and Special Interest Group Organisers. If you would like this funding the first step would be to contact your Region or Group organizer and have a chat with them about the possibility of applying on your behalf.

Net2 Pulau Bang by James Morgan


The Royal Photographic Society in partnership with The Photographic Angle is offering two, one-year bursaries to support a photographic project that will promote environmental awareness.

Information and applying→
Jakarta Burger King by Oliver Wood

Joan Wakelin

Administered by The Society in partnership with the Guardian. The Joan Wakelin Bursary offers £2000 for the production of a photographic essay on an overseas social documentary issue.

Information and applying→
Shuo Jia RPS Post Graduate

RPS Postgraduate

As part of The Society’s remit as an educational charity we are continuing to offer an annual bursary of £3,500 in support of a postgraduate student studying in the UK or abroad.

Information and applying→
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Short Film Award

Challenging filmmakers across the world to create a masterpiece in just a minute-and-a-half...

Information and applying→
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Toby Smith

”It was fantastic to have my personal ideas recognised and made credible by a panel of judges and the RPS. It gave me the confidence and means to devote the time and energy needed for an ambitious but timely project.“

Toby Smith

”To be recognised for the environmental issue itself and through the RPS/TPA bursary be able to create awareness and engage with a wider public audience, is the most important aspect of the award.“

Mandy Barker, TPA and The Society Environmental Bursary Winner 2012