Since 1976, Rolex has honoured extraordinary individuals who possess the courage and conviction to take on major challenges. Each Rolex Award for Enterprise is 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. - See more at: http://www.rolexawards.com/about/awards#sthash.OrnD4nWe.dpuf
The Laureates will each receive 100,000 Swiss francs and the Young Laureates 50,000 Swiss francs each to advance their projects. They will also benefit from worldwide publicity and receive a Rolex chronometer.
Candidates for the Rolex Awards can submit their project ideas in a short online pre-application.
The deadline for pre-applications is 31 May 2015. - See more at: http://www.rolexawards.com/about/apply#sthash.JTkTXEjm.dpuf