Funding Opportunities for Photographers

Four funding opportunities worth over £12,000 available to support photographers across still photography and moving image

The Royal Photographic Society has launched an open call for applications for four bursaries for 2017. These annual bursaries, collectively worth over £12,000, provide support for photographers and students in realising projects across the still and moving image. Those successful can apply the funding to aspects of a project such as travel, equipment, website or mounting an exhibition.

The RPS Bursaries for 2017 are:


Closing 31st May

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.


Closing 16th June

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.


Closing 30th June

To support postgraduate students undertaking photographic research or studying Photography at Postgraduate level.

SHORT FILM AWARD £2,000 – July

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

For further information on how to apply visit The RPS website:

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