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Alan Mcfetridge
CREDIT: Alan Mcfetridge

RPS Bursaries

The RPS offers a series of bursaries each year, with support from partners such as The Guardian, The Photographic Angle and MPB.

More information about bursaries with active applications can be found below. If you have any further queries about any of the bursaries, contact liz@rps.org.

Silvana Trevale
CREDIT: Silvana Trevale: Venezuelan Youth

Joan Wakelin Bursary

The Bursary was established in 2005 in memory of distinguished documentary photographer and Honorary Fellow of The Society, Joan Wakelin. The Bursary is administered by The Society in partnership with The Guardian and offers £2000 for the production of a photographic essay on a social documentary issue.

You will also be able to claim your portfolio printed by Metro Imaging and a portfolio review with their Creative Director Prof Steve Macleod.

Find out more and apply
8. James Morgan Postgraduate Winner 2009 2
CREDIT: James Morgan

RPS Postgraduate Bursary

Supported by MPB.

As part of The RPS remit as an educational charity we offer an annual bursary of £3,500 to support a postgraduate student (students on courses in photography or undertaking research in photography).

This bursary is open to UK and International students.

Find out more and apply
Marcus Doyle
CREDIT: Marcus Doyle

TPA/RPS Environmental Bursary

The Royal Photographic Society in partnership with The Photographic Angle is offering a 1-year bursary to support a photographic project that will promote environmental awareness. The £3000 funding must be used to assist with travel expenses, photographic equipment and other project-related costs. 

Find out more and apply