Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement 2019

Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement 2019

Deadline: July 27, 2018

The call for nominations for the 2019 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement are now open! Established in 1973 by the late John and Alice Tyler, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement is one of the first international premier awards for environmental science, environmental health and energy.

The John and Alice Tyler Prize is awarded for environmental science, health and energy conferring great benefit upon humanity. The Prize is endowed by gifts from the John and Alice Tyler Charitable Trusts, and awardees are chosen annually by the Executive Committee. The University of Southern California administers the Tyler Prize.


The Annual Award is $200,000. Joint winners share the cash prize.


  • Living individuals or public or private institutions of any nation are eligible for nomination.
  • Open to all in the areas of environmental science, health and energy that have conferred great benefit upon humanity
  • Recipients encompass the spectrum of environmental concerns, including environmental policy, health, air and water pollution, ecosystem disruption and loss of biodiversity, and energy resources.

Who can make nominations:

  • Persons or institutions eligible to make nominations include, but are not limited to: any individuals or entity in fields such as biology, oceanography, geology, medicine, public health, chemistry, physics, engineering and social sciences.
  • All nominees will be considered for three years beginning with the first year of nomination.
  • Self nominations are not accepted.

Selection Criteria

Prizes are awarded for any 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.

How to Nominate

Nominations must be submitted in the English language and include the following information as requested on the Nomination Form and emailed to: [email protected].

  • Full names, addresses etc. of Nominee (individual or institution) and Nominator.
  • A one to two-page summary of the individual’s or institution’s accomplishments, discovery, improvement, or other contribution for which the award is proposed, including links to appropriate websites.
  • A list of three to five individuals who would be ready to provide reference letters if the nomination is advanced to the short-list.
  • In the case of a nomination for an individual, a Curriculum Vitae should be attached with links to appropriate publications, reports and websites featuring the unique contribution(s) for which the nomination is being made.

Submissions: Email Nominations to: [email protected]

For more information, visit Tyler Prize.