Rolex has opened the application process for five Rolex Awards for Enterprise for 2021.
The Awards are open to anyone over 18 years of age, of any nationality, whose project is helping to expand knowledge of our world and improve the quality of life on the planet.
Candidates can apply in five areas: science and health, applied technology, exploration, cultural heritage and the environment.
Laureates each receive CHF 200,000 ($200,000) to advance their projects. They will also benefit from worldwide publicity and receive a Rolex chronometer.
Deadline for applications is 15 April 2020.
The first Rolex Awards for Enterprise were held in 1976. There have been 34,000 applications from 191 countries over the past 43 years. There have been 150 laureates in that time.