Phase 1 of the LymeX Diagnostics Prize will be open to all entrants who meet 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.
We are here

Virtual information session

June 16, 2022
Webinar covering competition details.

Submission deadline

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


September 2022

Submissions reviewed by the panel of judges.

Winners announcement

October 2022
Up to 10 Phase 1 winners will receive 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.