Deadline: 30 June 2017
Open to: young leaders, between the ages of 18 and 30 years
Award: five winners will each receive 98,000 USD
Applications for the 2018 Rolex Awards for Enterprise are now open. Five Rolex Awards will be offered to Young Leaders, between the ages of 18 and 30 years old, who have a ground-breaking proposal or initiative that will help to expand knowledge of our world and improve the quality of life on the planet.
Applications must be broadly in the areas of the environment, applied science and technology, or exploration.
The five winners will each receive 100,000 Swiss francs approximately 98,000 USD, double the amount of prize money previously offered to Young Award winners.
They will also benefit from worldwide publicity and receive a Rolex chronometer.
In addition to demonstrating a spirit of enterprise and leadership, candidates must put forward projects or work plans that have a clear purpose, are original and have the potential for significant impact.
Candidates have a maximum of three weeks to complete their application form once they create an account.