RPS bursaries 2015

20 April 2015

Society news

Media Release: Let The RPS help you realise your photography project

  • Four funding opportunities available to support a photography project
  • Across still photography and moving image

Bath, 20 April 2015 – The Royal Photographic Society has announced four bursaries to help students and other photographers to realise projects across the still and moving image. Recipients can use the funding for any aspect including travel, equipment, website or mounting an exhibition. The bursaries consist of:

  • Environment Awareness, in partnership with The Photographic Angle
  • Postgraduate bursary for MA students studying photography
  • Joan Wakelin bursary for documentary photography, in partnership with The Guardian newspaper
  • Short Film Award, in partnership with Depict!

Details of the requirements and closing dates can be found on The RPS website here:  www.rps.org/project-funding

Image: Toby Smith,  recipient 2013 RPS/TPA Environmental bursary for his project HS2 – Walk the Line


Notes for editors

For further information (not for publication) about The RPS bursaries or to find out more about past recipients contact: Liz Williams, Education Manager, e: liz@rps.org / t: 01225 325770 or Dr Michael Pritchard, Director-General, e: michael@rps.org / t: 01225 325730.

The bursaries are: 


The RPS, in partnership with The Photographic Angle, is offering funding for two 1-year projects that will promote environmental awareness. The two awards are available for applicants aged between 16-30 and 31 years and over.


To support postgraduate students undertaking photographic research or studying Masters courses in Photography.


The Joan Wakelin Bursary offers funding and the chance to have work published in The Guardian and The RPS Journal. The Bursary is awarded to the photographer who presents the best proposal for a photographic essay on an overseas social documentary issue. Submission is open to all.


The RPS is pleased to announce a new short film award and best cinematography award in partnership with Depict!

The Royal Photographic Society is an educational charity (no. 1107831) based in the United Kingdom with the aims of promoting the art and science of photography and to support photographers and to help them improve their skills. www.rps.org