Submission Deadline is Friday, August 11, 2023.

About the Tyler Prize

The John and Alice Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement is awarded for scientific work on the environment, energy, and health, resulting in important benefits for 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 is the administrator of the Tyler Prize. The Annual Award is $250,000. Joint winners share the cash prize.

The fundamental objective of the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement is to recognize outstanding contributions to:

  • Protection, maintenance, improvement, or understanding of an ecological or an environmental condition;
  • Discovery, development, or improvement of sustainable sources of energy; and
  • Understanding of, or improvements to planetary health.


Individuals and public or private organizations are eligible for consideration. Nominations from all parts of the world are welcomed and encouraged.


The work of the nominee(s) is expected to:

  • Be based on strong science, including natural and, or social sciences;
  • Address global inequalities;
  • Demonstrate measurable/scalable impacts on an environmental issue, policy, or practice.
  • Demonstrate engagement with the younger generation.

Who May Nominate:

Persons or organizations making nominations should be knowledgeable about how their nominee’s accomplishments fit with the criteria above and will be asked a series of questions that can answer these criteria.

Multiple nominations from a single nominator or self-nominations are not accepted.  Nominees are retained for a period of three years.

Please click here for the nomination procedure and process..

Submission deadline is Friday, August 11, 2023, at 5:00 PM (PDT). Submissions after the deadline will not be considered.

For general information on the nomination process, procedure, or candidacy please contact:

Amber Brown, Administrator
+1 213-740-6559