Jose Enrique Solano del Castillo, a doctoral candidate in anthropology, was awarded a Rolex Explorer's Club Grant for his doctoral research. He is currently researching “Indigenous people’s perceptions of the environment under scenarios of mining extraction and environmental degradation in the Southern Peruvian Andes.” He is conducting this research in the Province of Espinar, in Cuzco, Peru. Jose Enrique Solano del Castillo is the only social science recepient in in his cohort of awardees.