Individuals working on projects that contribute to the betterment of humankind are invited to apply for the international Rolex Awards for Enterprise.

Five awards of $75,000 (US) and 10 of $25,000 (US) will be given in five areas: Science and Medicine; Technology and Innovation; Exploration and Discovery; the Environment; and Cultural Heritage.

Past recipients of the awards include McGill University Asst. Prof. Amanda Vincent whose work on seahorse populations in the Philippines is a model for conserving threatened fish stocks while finding alternate employment for the people who rely on them.

For an application form, fax the Rolex Watch Company of Canada at (416) 968-2315. Deadline for applications is July 31.