Applications for the 2018 Rolex Awards for Enterprise are now open. Five Rolex Awards will be offered to Young Leaders, between the ages of 18 and 30 years old, who have a ground-breaking proposal or initiative that will help to expand knowledge of our world and improve the quality of life on the planet.
Application Deadline: 30th June 2017.
Offered annually: Yes
Eligible Countries: Any nationality
About the Award: Since 1976, Rolex has honoured extraordinary individuals who possess the courage and conviction to take on major challenges. Each Rolex Award for Enterprise is given for a new or ongoing project anywhere in the world – one that deserves support for its capacity to improve lives, or protect the world’s natural and cultural heritage. These projects have touched all aspects of humanity by expanding knowledge or improving life on the planet.
Rolex Laureates are of all nationalities and backgrounds. They are united by a talent for independent thinking and the capacity to embrace projects that require creativity and determination in the face of considerable odds.
Focus Areas: They support pioneering work in the areas of the environment, applied science and technology, or exploration.
Eligibility Criteria: The Rolex Awards are open to anyone;
- over 18 years of age and under 30 years,
- of any nationality,
- whose ground-breaking project is helping to expand the knowledge of our world and improve the quality of life on the planet.
Selection Criteria: Projects are assessed on their originality, potential for impact, feasibility, and, above all, on the candidates own spirit of enterprise.
Prizes: The five winners will each receive 100,000 Swiss francs, double the amount of prize money previously offered to young Award winners. They will also benefit from worldwide publicity and receive a Rolex chronometer.
How to Participate: There is a two-phase application process: a pre-application, which can be submitted by any eligible candidate, followed by a full application to be submitted by some candidates, upon invitation only.
It is important to go through the program webpage for eligibility details before applying.