Funding Opportunities

The OPTions Initiative – Request for Proposals

The Options for Pregnancy Termination (OPTions) Innovation Initiative Request for Proposals launched on 12 November 2018.

The OPTions Initiative seeks innovative and transformative ideas that have potential to improve access to safe abortion in low- and middle-income countries where there are one or more legal grounds to support it. These ideas could originate from innovators worldwideand across a wide range of disciplines. We are seeking innovations that:
• Increase access to existing abortion products and services for women and girls who have chosen to terminate their pregnancy.
• Develop and test new methods of pregnancy termination that are an improvement over existing methods.

How to Apply

To apply for funding, applicants must use the online application form provided, which is only accessible via Grand Challenges Canada’s Fluxx Portal,

Before starting an application, please carefully review the Request for Proposals and the FAQ below.

Please see Section 4.2 Application Instructions in the Request for Proposals for detailed instructions on how to apply.

Deadline: 12 February 2019 at 3:00 pm (ET) North America Eastern Time Zone.

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