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, gcc.fluxx.io.

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.

The OPTions Initiative

The goal of Options for Pregnancy Termination (OPTions) Innovation Initiative is to support Bold Ideas with Big Impact® for women’s and girls’ access to safe abortion in low- and middle-income countries. We seek innovative and transformative approaches that put women and girls in control of where, when and how they terminate their pregnancy. The focus of this call is therefore to support the development and testing of: 1) new approaches to increasing early access to existing abortion products and services, and 2) new methods of pregnancy termination. For more information, visit: www.optionsinitiative.org

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

Before starting an application, please carefully review the Request for Proposals (RFP) and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) documents.

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

DEADLINE: February 12, 2019 at 3:00 pm (ET).

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