Nominations Invited: Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement

Deadline: September 13, 2013

Nominations are now invited for the  Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement. The John and Alice Tyler Prize, which is administered by the University of Southern California is awarded for environmental science, environmental health and energy conferring great benefit upon mankind.


  • Individuals or public or private institutions of any nation, are eligible for nomination.

Persons eligible to make nominations include, but are not limited to:

  • Any individuals or entity active in fields such as biology, oceanography, geology, medicine, public health, chemistry, and physics;
  • engineers in fields such as civil, environmental, petroleum and chemical engineering, and social scientists in fields such as geography, political science, economics and the law; and
  • universities, research institutions and their members.

Self nominations are not accepted.

Selection Criteria

Prizes are awarded for one of the following:

  • The protection, maintenance, improvement or understanding of an ecological or an environmental condition anywhere in the world.
  • The discovery, further development, improvement, or understanding of known or new sources of energy.
  • Medical discoveries or achievements with such worldwide implications that they significantly benefit environmental aspects of human health.


  • Submission should be made electronically.
  • Nominations must be submitted in the English Language and include the following information:
  1. Name, professional or home mailing address, present occupational title and institutional title.
  2. Nominee’s vita or resume
  • If an institution or corporation is nominated, identify the administrative office of the organization or subgroup responsible for the accomplishments cited.
  • A one-page summary of the individual’s or institution’s accomplishments, discovery, improvement, or other contribution for which the award is proposed. Please include additional supporting materials (i.e. articles, publications or other exemplary materials that demonstrate the candidate or institutions contributions).
  • Three or more letters of recommendation mailed directly to us from individuals who are able to assess the nominee’s contribution. Identify three-to-five additional references who might be contacted by the Executive Committee.


For More Information on the Tyler Prize, Contact:
Amber Brown, Administrator

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