Phase 1 of the Neuromod Prize was open to all entrants who met the eligibility criteria. At the discretion of the National Institutes of Health, additional phases of the competition may follow Phase 1 in 2022 and beyond.

Phase 1 timeline

Competition launch

January 18, 2022
Submissions open and Phase 1 begins.

Virtual information session

February 7, 2022
Webinar covering competition details, plus SPARC team Q&A.

Technical considerations panel

March 9, 2022
Virtual panel and Q&A with government speakers.

Submission deadline

April 28, 2022
Eligible participants were required to submit concept papers by 4:59 p.m. EDT.
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Judging

May - June 2022
Submissions are reviewed by the panel of judges.

Winner announcement

June 2022
Up to eight Phase 1 winners will receive a share of the $800,000 prize pool.

Phase 2 begins

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

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.