John and Alice Tyler Prize For Environmental Achievement 2024/ 2025 (Up to $250,000)

The John and Alice Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement is bestowed annually to honor exceptional scientific endeavors in environmental science, energy innovation, and health research that significantly benefit humanity.

John and Alice Tyler Prize For Environmental Achievement

John and Alice Tyler Prize For Environmental Achievement

This prestigious award is funded by the generous contributions from the John and Alice Tyler Charitable Trusts, with the University of Southern California serving as the managing body.

The Executive Committee selects the recipients each year, ensuring that the recognition is granted to individuals or organizations that have made profound impacts in:

  • Safeguarding, sustaining, enhancing, or elucidating environmental or ecological conditions;
  • Uncovering, refining, or enhancing sustainable energy sources;
  • Advancing knowledge or enhancing planetary health, along with devising global solutions to pressing environmental issues.


  • The yearly prize money totals $250,000, which in the case of joint winners, is divided among them.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Both individuals and public or private organizations are eligible for nomination.
  • Nominations from individuals worldwide are welcome and encouraged.

Nomination Criteria:

  • The nominee(s) work should be grounded in robust scientific foundations, encompassing natural and/or social sciences.
  • It should focus on addressing global disparities and offering solutions.
  • The impacts of their work should be measurable and scalable concerning environmental issues, policies, or practices.
  • There should be evidence of involvement with the younger generation.

Note: Multiple nominations from the same nominator or self-nominations will not be considered. Nominees will remain under consideration for up to three years if not selected in the initial nomination cycle they were put forward in.

Nomination Process

Nominations must be completed in English and should include the following information as outlined on the online Nomination Form (for either an individual   or organization ):

  • Full names, addresses, and contact numbers (home or cell phone) of both the Nominee and Nominator. The nomination forms must include contact numbers for both the nominee and the nominator. The nomination form is now available in an online submission format. Please note that there are two distinct forms to choose from: one for individual nominations and another for organization nominations.
  • A summary (1-2 pages) highlighting the achievements, breakthroughs, enhancements, or other contributions made by the individual or organization being nominated for the award. This summary should also include relevant links to websites and works.
  • A list of 3 to 5 individuals, along with their contact details (name, organization, email address), who are willing to provide reference letters should the nomination proceed to the shortlist stage. References should furnish specific information regarding the impact of the nominee’s work and fulfill other Prize criteria.
  • For individual nominations, a concise Curriculum Vitae (CV) must be submitted, including links (if available) to relevant publications, reports, and websites showcasing the unique contributions for which the nomination is being put forward.
  • For organization nominations, please supply a brochure or datasheet, website links, pertinent data, and any supplementary information supporting the nomination.
  • All submissions must be made using one of the online forms provided.
  • File naming convention: All submission materials must contain the nomination year and the nominee’s name in the file name.
  • Self-nominations will not be considered valid.

For more information, visit to the official website of John and Alice Tyler Prize .

Application Deadline

August 9, 2024.

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