Rolex Awards for 2016 for groundbreaking projects
The Rolex Awards for Enterprise 2016 is open for applications. Individuals above 18 years of age from anywhere in the world are eligible for the prize, given that their ground-breaking project is helping to expand the knowledge of our world and improve the quality of life on the planet.
Rolex recognizes the refreshing approach that young people have to solving problems. Each Laureate receives 100,000 Swiss francs for his or her project. Young Laureates receive 50,000 Swiss francs. They will also benefit from worldwide publicity and receive a Rolex chronometer.
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. Projects are assessed on their originality, potential for impact, feasibility, and, above all, on the candidates own spirit of enterprise.
In 2016, to celebrate the initiative’s four decades of existence, Rolex will offer five Laureate Awards and five Young Laureate Awards. The Jury of experts will choose 10 exceptional individuals who demonstrate that they have pioneering projects that
they have pioneering projects that will benefit the world.
Candidates for the Rolex Awards can submit their project ideas in a short online pre-application.
For more information, please visit Rolex Awards 2016.