What are the Rolex Awards for Enterprise?
The Rolex Awards for Enterprise aim to encourage a spirit of enterprise in individuals around the world by supporting outstanding efforts in areas that advance human knowledge and well-being.
The Awards provide financial assistance to people who want to implement concrete working projects.
Applicants must submit projects that are envisaged for the future or that have been completed only in part. Completed work, or projects that will be finished when the Awards are presented late in 2016, cannot be considered.
The Rolex Awards invite applications for projects that fall into the following areas: science and health; applied technology; exploration and discovery; the environment; and cultural heritage. Projects must expand knowledge of our world, improve the quality of life on the planet or contribute to the betterment of humankind.
Learn more about the history of the Rolex Awards