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2021 Rolex Awards for Enterprise - Call for Nominations

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted April 6, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on May 30, 2020
 Rolex Awards for Enterprise logo
Rolex Awards for Enterprise logo

The support given by Rolex to 150 Award winners since 1976 has had a catalytic impact and has in many cases transformed lives and communities. It has also stimulated new ways of thinking about common problems in areas as diverse as creating technologies that improved lives, saving endangered ecosystems, protecting the oceans, exploring new frontiers on the planet, or pioneering advances in science and health.

Nominations are now open for 2021 Rolex Awards for Enterprise to identify and invest in pioneering projects of exceptional individuals from around the world.

The projects should fit into five areas:
> science and health;
> applied technology;
> exploration;
> cultural heritage;
> the environment.

Part of Rolex's Perpetual Planet initiative, the Awards support individuals seeking solutions to humankind’s most pressing challenges. The Awards are open to anyone 18 and over, whose pioneering project expands knowledge of our world and improves the quality of life on the planet.
Please note that:
a) The application must be completed in English;
b) Candidates are allowed to fill in only one application;
c) The candidate should be the person who plays a leading role in the project or the organization.

In 2021, Rolex will offer five Rolex Awards for Enterprise.
Laureates will receive a cash grant of 200,000 Swiss francs to advance their projects.
In addition, Rolex ensures winners receive access to its network of 150 Laureates, international publicity through media coverage and a Rolex chronometer.

Interested applicants must apply online via given website.

Utilize This Offer

The 2021 Rolex Awards for Enterprise do not provide scholarships for academic studies.

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.

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.

For more information, please visit

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Apr 06
Apr 06

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... - they will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Apr 08
Apr 08

Thanks, Ana!