Phase 1 of the LymeX Diagnostics Prize was open to all entrants who met the eligibility criteria. At the discretion of HHS and the Cohen Foundation, additional phases of the competition may follow Phase 1 in 2022 and beyond.

Phase 1 timeline

Competition launch

May 17, 2022
Submissions open and Phase 1 begins.

Virtual information session

June 16, 2022
Webinar covering competition details.

Technical considerations webinar

July 13, 2022
Webinar covering the fundamentals of Lyme disease detection and considerations for development and evaluation of diagnostics.

Submission deadline

August 8, 2022
Eligible entrants must submit concept papers by 4:59 p.m. EST.


Fall 2022

Submissions reviewed by the panel of judges.
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Winner announcement

Fall 2022
10 Phase 1 winners received an equal share of the $1 million prize pool.

Phase 2 begins

Late 2022
Details of the planned second phase will be announced.

Note: No future phases or prizes are guaranteed beyond Phase 1. Future phases may be launched at the discretion of HHS and Cohen Foundation, and any prize amounts beyond Phase 1 are anticipated and subject to future availability of funds.