OPTions Initiative

The Options for Pregnancy Termination Innovation Initiative (OPTions Initiative) seeks innovative and transformative approaches that put women, girls, and people with diverse sexual and gender identities in control of where, when, and how they terminate their pregnancy where there are one or more legal grounds to support it.

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Next-Generation Methods seed grants of between $250,000 to $400,000 CAD are available for innovations that seek to test and develop next-generation methods of pregnancy termination, menses induction, or conception interruption over an 18 to 24 month period.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until December 31,2022, or funds are exhausted. Early submissions are advantageous as the call will be closed once funds have been spent.

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The OPTions Initiative aims to increase gender equality and the empowerment of women, girls, and people with diverse sexual and gender identities by supporting innovative solutions that improve access to safe abortion. To reach our goal, we seek connections and strategic relationships with governments, funders, the private sector, sexual and reproductive health and rights institutions, and innovators that will help identify, promote, and scale up groundbreaking solutions for access to safe abortion. Please get in touch about partnership opportunities using the form below. For funding opportunities, refer to our Apply for Funding page.

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