Phase 1 of the LymeX Diagnostics Prize was open to all entrants who met the eligibility criteria. Phase 2 was open exclusively to Phase 1 winners. At the discretion of the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, additional phases of the competition may follow Phase 2.

LymeX Diagnostics Prize timeline

Competition launch

May 17, 2022
Submissions open and Phase 1 begins.

Virtual information session

June 16, 2022

Submission deadline

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

Judging

August - October 2022

Submissions reviewed by the panel of judges.

Winner announcement

November 4, 2022
10 Phase 1 winners receive $100,000 each from the $1 million prize pool.

Phase 2 accelerator kickoff

January 9, 2023
Phase 2 begins.

Phase 2 interim submission deadline

June 30, 2023
Phase 2 teams provide interim progress updates on development activities and outcomes.

Phase 2 interim prize announcement

October 4, 2023
Nine teams receive $75,000 each from the $2 Phase 2 million prize pool.

Phase 2 final submission deadline

October 9, 2023
Phase 2 teams submit enhanced development plans and detailed roadmaps. Details of the planned third phase announced.

Judging

October-November 2023
Submissions reviewed by the panel of judges.
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Winner announcement

February 6, 2024
Five Phase 2 winners receive $265,000 each from the $2 million Phase 2 prize pool.

Note: No future phases guaranteed beyond Phase 2. Future phases may be launched at the discretion of the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, and any future prize amounts are subject to future availability and approval of funds.