Applications for the 2018 Rolex Awards are now closed. Sign on to the newsletter to receive notification of the opening of applications for the 2020 Rolex Awards. The Rolex Awards are open to anyone over 18 years of age, of any nationality, whose ground-breaking project is helping to expand the knowledge of our world and improve the quality of life on the planet. Projects are grouped broadly in the areas of the environment, applied science and technology, or exploration. Laureates each receive a cash grant to advance their projects, worldwide publicity and a Rolex chronometer.