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2018 Rolex Awards for Enterprise

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If you are between 18 and 30 years old with vision and a ground-breaking proposal that will help to expand knowledge of our world and improve the quality of life on the planet, apply for a Rolex Award in 2018. Five inspiring Young Leaders will receive 100,000 francs each, double the previous amount offered to winners in this age group. They will also benefit from worldwide publicity and receive a Rolex chronometer. Applications must be broadly in the areas of the environment, applied science and technology, or exploration. 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 must be between 18–30 years old at the end of the application period, on 30 June 2017.


•The application must be completed in English. •Candidates are allowed to fill in only one application. •The candidate should be the person who plays a leading role in the project or the organization. •The 2018 Rolex Awards for Enterprise do not provide scholarships for academic studies. •Candidates have a maximum of three weeks to complete their application form once they create an account.


Please apply anytime between December 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017 (at 12 noon Switzerland time, GMT+2).

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Opportunity Details

Date PostedApr 4, 2017
Start DateApr 4, 2017
End DateJun 30, 2017
Apply BeforeJun 30, 2017
Award Type
St. George
Mississauga (UTM)
Scarborough (UTSC)
Level Of Study
Subject Areas
Physical Sciences
Life Sciences
Toronto, ON
School of Graduate Studies
Receive up to CHF 100,000. A first instalment of CHF 50,000 at the time of receiving the award in 2018, and a second instalment of up to CHF 50,000 in 2019. Each winner will also receive a Rolex chronometer.
•The 2018 Rolex Awards for Enterprise are open to candidates who are between the ages of 18 and 30 on June 30, 2017.