The Tyler Prize

The John and Alice Tyler Prize is awarded for environmental science, energy and medicine conferring great benefit upon mankind.

The Prize is endowed by gifts from the Alice C. Tyler Charitable Trust and the John C. Tyler Trust.

The University of Southern California is Administrator of the Tyler Prize.

The annual award is $200,000.

Selection Criteria:

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.


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

    Who May Nominate:

    Persons eligible to make nominations include, but are not limited to:

  • Any individuals or entity active in fields such as biology, oceanography, geology, medicine, public health, chemistry, and physics; engineers in a fields such as civil, environmental, petroleum and chemical engineering, and social scientists in fields such as geography, political science, economics and the law; and universities, research institutions and their members.
  • Self nominations are not accepted.

    Deadline: 15th September

    For more information and application, visit: The Tyler Prize Website

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