Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement

Visit the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement website.

VPR Internal Deadline

Funding Agency Deadline

Funding or Award Criteria
“…awarded for any one of the following: 1) The protection, maintenance, improvement or understanding of an ecological or an environmental condition anywhere in the world; 2) The discovery, further development, improvement, or understanding of known or new sources of energy; or 3) 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.  Nominees will be considered for three years.

Applicable Field(s)
Biology, oceanography, geology, medicine, public health, chemistry, physics, engineering and social sciences.

Number of Nominees Allowed
All who qualify according to award guidelines

VPR Required Documents

  • Nomination Form (PDF)
  • Full names, addresses etc. of Nominee (individual or institution) and Nominator.
  • A one to two-page summary of the individual’s or institution’s accomplishments, discovery, improvement, or other contribution for which the award is proposed, including links to appropriate websites.
  • A list of three to five individuals who would be ready to provide reference letters if the nomination is advanced to the short-list.
  • In the case of a nomination for an individual a Curriculum Vitae should be attached with links to appropriate publications, reports and websites featuring the unique contribution(s) for which the nomination is being made.

For more information, contact Liza Scarborough at 512-471-2877 or liza@austin.utexas.edu.

Nominee(s) Selected to Advance