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 goal was to create an international award that would recognize those working to preserve and enhance our world, and inspire others to understand the importance of the environment.
The outstanding fundamental objective of the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement is to recognize 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.
The Annual Award is $250,000.
- Individuals and public or private institutions 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 and scalable impact(s) on policy and/or practice;
- Demonstrate engagement with the younger generation.
For more information, visit https://tylerprize.org/nominate/nomination-procedure/