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 Organizers. 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.

Environmental

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

Information and applying→

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→

RPS Postgraduate

As part of The Society’s remit as an educational charity we offer an annual bursary of £3,500 in support of a postgraduate student studying in the UK or abroad. Entries can include digital and traditional photographic media, the art and science of photography and image based written work.

Information and applying→

Short Film Award

The RPS is delighted to be working with Watershed and DepicT! in offering an award for the best cinematography amongst its shortlisted films. We feel it’s important to recognise this swiftly changing and influential medium by helping and supporting up and coming film makers.

Information and applying→
Clifton Cameras (revised)

Bursaries

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
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”The RPS have a commitment to supporting and nurturing emerging photographic talent, and I have experienced first hand the way in which they implement these ambitions.“

Anastasia Taylor-Lind | Showcase→