Applications Invited for Rolex Awards for Enterprise

Applications Invited for Rolex Awards for Enterprise

Organization: Rolex

Event Duration: 15 Jul. 2019 - 15 Jul. 2019

Apply By: 15 Apr 2020

About Rolex.Org

Behind the Rolex crown is a way of thinking about our place in the world and an aspiration to contribute. They call this perpetual spirit.

It is based on a fundamental belief in unlimited human potential, in continuous improvement, in always pushing the boundaries and taking the long-term view. 

About The Rolex Awards For Enterprise

For more than four decades, through the Rolex Awards for Enterprise, Rolex has supported exceptional individuals who have the courage and conviction to take on major challenges; men and women who have a spirit of enterprise, initiating extraordinary projects that make the world a better place.

What are the Rolex Awards, and what is the spirit of enterprise?

The Rolex Awards identify and invest in exceptional people around the world who are carrying out pioneering projects. 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.

Why did Rolex set up the Awards for Enterprise?

The Rolex Awards for Enterprise were launched in 1976 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Oyster, the world’s first waterproof wristwatch.

What are the selection criteria?

The Rolex Awards for Enterprise support innovative work in science and health, the environment, applied technology, exploration and cultural heritage. In addition to demonstrating a spirit of enterprise and leadership, candidates must put forward projects or work plans that have a clear purpose, are original and have the potential for significant impact..

What do Laureates receive?

Laureates receive a cash grant of 200,000 Swiss francs to advance their projects. In addition, Rolex ensures winners receive access to its network of 150 Laureates, international publicity through media coverage and a Rolex chronometer.

Apply for a 2021 Rolex Award

In 2021, Rolex will offer five Rolex Awards for Enterprise. The Awards are open to anyone over 18 years of age, of any nationality, whose ground-breaking project is helping to expand knowledge of our world and improve the quality of life on the planet. Candidates can apply in five areas: science and health, applied technology, exploration, cultural heritage and the environment.

Laureates each receive 200,000 Swiss francs to advance their projects. They will also benefit from worldwide publicity and receive a Rolex chronometer. Candidates for the Rolex Awards can submit their applications online. The deadline for applications is 15 April 2020

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