Call for Applications: Rolex Awards for Enterprise 2021


 Deadline: 31 May 2020


The Rolex Awards identify and invest in exceptional people around the world who are carrying out pioneering projects. Rolex Laureates are of all nationalities and backgrounds. They are united by a talent for independent thinking and the capacity to embrace projects that require creativity and determination.

Projects are grouped broadly in the areas of applied technology, cultural heritage, the environment, exploration, and science and health. The five Laureates selected will receive a cash grant, a Rolex chronometer and worldwide publicity.


Since 1976, we have encouraged the work of some of the world’s most inspiring individuals, through the Rolex Awards for Enterprise. The 150 Laureates have achieved outstanding feats of discovery, commitment and renewal in the fields of science, exploration, health, the environment and cultural heritage. Their spirit of enterprise makes our world a better place

How to apply

Applications for the 2021 Rolex Awards for Enterprise are open to anyone 18 and over. The application must be completed in English by the person who plays a leading role in the project or organization; only one application per candidate is permitted. Once an account is created, candidates have a maximum of two weeks to complete their pre-application form. The 2021 Rolex Awards do not provide scholarships for academic studies.

Please apply by 12 noon CET/GMT+2 on 31 May 2020 on the Rolex Awards Application website. We kindly inform you that this website is available in English only. We encourage you to apply early.

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