Rolex Award for Enterprise (CHF 100,000)
The Rolex Institute invites nominations for the Rolex Awards for Enterprise. Deadline for submissions is May 31, 2013. The awards were created to foster a spirit of enterprise and advance human knowledge and well-being. They support pioneering work in five areas:
• science and health;
• applied technology;
• exploration and discovery;
• the environment;
• cultural heritage.
Winners are innovators who typically work outside the mainstream and often have limited access to traditional funding. Rather than reward past achievements, the Rolex Awards provide financial assistance and recognition to individuals embarking on new ventures or carrying out ongoing projects. Grants of 100,000 Swiss francs are awarded to Laureates and 50,000 Swiss francs to Young Laureates. All winners also receive a Rolex chronometer. All candidates must be between 18 and 30 years old by December 31, 2014.