Nominations are now being accepted!

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, and global solutions.


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 and solutions;
  • 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 in the nomination form that can answer these criteria.

Multiple nominations from a single nominator or self-nominations are not accepted.  Nominees are retained for three years of consideration if not selected for the nomination cycle in which they were originally nominated.

Please click here for the nomination procedure and process.

Submissions for the 2025 cycle are now open. 

*Nominators will be notified by September 27, 2024 only if their nominees have advanced to the short list. If you are not notified that your nominee has advanced to the short list, the nominee may have additional years of consideration (All nominees are considered for a total of 3 years, which includes the nomination year). If your nominee has additional years of consideration, you will be able to update the nomination for the next cycle, which is the 2026 cycle.

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

Amber Brown, Administrator
+1 213-740-6559

Nomination Information Webinar (Recorded July 5, 2023)