Phase 1 is open to all eligible participants, with winners exclusively invited to compete for future prizes.

Total prize pool

$9.8 million

current

Phase 1

Up to eight winners will receive a share of the up to $800,000 prize pool.

planned

Phase 2

Up to four winners will receive a share of the up to $4 million prize pool.

planned

Phase 3

One or more winners will receive a share of the up to $5 million prize pool.

Advancing to future phases

Future phases of the Neuromod Prize will be open exclusively to the winners named in Phase 1. In Phases 2 and 3, the competition will provide technical assistance and additional non-monetary resources — for example, mentorship, government feedback, networking opportunities — to help teams accelerate and develop their solutions.

 

Note: eligibility to participate in future phases and receive non-monetary awards is subject to change at the discretion of NIH. Future prize pools are subject to the availability of funds.

How to enter

REGISTER YOUR TEAM

Set up an account so you can submit as soon as your concept paper is ready.

READ THE DETAILS

Learn more about the timeline, submission requirements, judging criteria, and judging process.

EXPLORE RESOURCES

Join the optional virtual information session, explore the resource hub, and consider opportunities to collaborate.

ENTER YOUR SUBMISSION

Log in to your account to upload your concept paper in PDF format and fill out additional submission details by April 28.

The submission period for Phase 1 is now closed.