Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement -- Call for Nominations

Funding Agency:
University of Southern California

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.

Recipients encompass the spectrum of environmental concerns, including environmental policy, health, air and water pollution, ecosystem disruption and loss of biodiversity, and energy resources.

The 2021 nomination cycle will open May 2020. Submission deadline is Wednesday, September 23, 2020.


Agency Website

Areas of Interest

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.

Eligibility Requirements

Living individuals or public or private institutions of any nation are eligible for nomination.

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.

Self nominations are not accepted.



Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

September 23, 2020