2016 Rolex Awards For Enterprise

2016 Rolex Awards For Enterprise

Deadline: May 31, 2015

The Rolex Awards are open to anyone over 18 years of age, 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. The Rolex Awards for Enterprise were launched in 1976 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Oyster chronometer, the world’s first waterproof watch.

Applicants are invited to submit projects that tackle the world’s most pressing issues in five areas. They include;

  • science and health
  • applied technology
  • exploration and discovery
  • the environment
  • cultural heritage.


  • This award is open to anyone over 18 years of age, of any nationality


  • Rolex will offer five Laureate Awards and five Young Laureate Awards : the Laureates will each receive 100,000 Swiss francs and the Young Laureates 50,000 Swiss francs each to advance their projects.
  • Awardees would also benefit from the worldwide publicity and they would receive a Rolex chronometer.

Selection Criteria

Projects are assessed on their originality, potential for impact, feasibility, and, above all, on the candidates own spirit of enterprise.

How to Apply

Register here and submit your online application.

For more Information visit Rolex Awards 2016