RPS Postgraduate Bursary

As part of The RPS remit as an educational charity we offer an annual bursary of £3,500 in support of a postgraduate student.
This bursary is now closed.

Applications are invited from postgraduate students on courses in photography or undertaking research in photography. Applications must be written in English if applying from abroad. Applicants can apply at any stage of their studies but must demonstrate a specific outcome for their proposed project.

For this bursary, photography is interpreted in its widest sense to include digital and traditional photographic media, the art and science of photography and image based written work.

In addition to the funding you will also have the opportunity to have your portfolio printed by Metro Imaging.

Applying is a three step process - applications will not be accepted via email: 

1) Read the information sheet about the bursary carefully.

2) Fill in and submit your written application here.

3) After submitting your written application you will immediately be asked to load your eight supporting images from a previous project. You may need to register if you do not already have a login (if you applied for a Bursary last year you should already have a password to login). The link for loading images can also be found here should you need it.

IMPORTANT - The images that you upload should be sRGB jpegs of no more than 2mb in size each. Image titles should be kept short or the images may not load correctly.  For example, if your surname was Jordan then we would recommend titling your images in the following way: Jordan1.jpeg, Jordan2.jpeg etc.  Please allow the images time to load (this may take a few minutes) and do not press submit more than once.

If you need further information please contact liz@rps.org


Previous Winners (click on an image to learn more)


2015 and 2016

Salt Print 1 by A C Murphy
Alexandra Murphy



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Brenda Bullock

2010 Winner

From November 2011 of The RPS Journal

Brenda Bullock - Unheimilich: Exploring Isolation in Rural Communities

Nov 2011
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