2014 Rolex Awards for Enterprise: Apply!

Deadline: May 31, 2013

Applications are now open for the 2014 Rolex Awards. Every two years, Rolex Awards for Enterprise are 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.. The first set of Awards for Young Laureates took place in 2009 with the idea of supporting visionary young men and women at a critical juncture in their careers. This award however, will be exclusively devoted to young candidates. Only those aged between 18 and 30 years are eligible to apply.

The Award Prize

Each Young Laureate will receive 50,000 Swiss francs over a period of two years. In addition, Rolex ensures all winners receive access to its network of more than 100 past Laureates, as well as the benefit of international publicity through media coverage and the Rolex Awards website.

Selection Criteria

Applicants are required to submit projects that tackle the world’s most pressing issues in five areas: science and health, applied technology, exploration and discovery, the environment, and cultural heritage.

Projects are judged on their

  • feasibility
  • originality
  • potential for sustained impact and,
  • above all, on the candidates’ spirit of enterprise.

Projects are examined rigorously to choose those that best meet the criteria and an independent Jury selects five winners from a shortlist.

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