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About OPTions Initiative

The goal of the Options for Pregnancy Termination Innovation Initiative (“OPTions Initiative”) is to support Bold Ideas with Big Impact® . We seek 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.

Funding Opportunity

The OPTions Initiative has launched its third round of funding! Seed grants of up to $250,000 CAD are available for innovations that seek to test and develop:

  1. New or improved approaches to increasing early access to existing pregnancy termination products and services in low- and middle-income countries, or
  2. Next-generation methods of pregnancy termination, menses induction or conception interruption.

Application Deadlines

  • August 11, 2021 at 12:00 PM (EST) – new or improved access to existing pregnancy termination methods applications are due
  • December 31, 2022 – next-generation method applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until this date, or funds are exhausted. Early submissions are advantageous as the call will be closed once funds have been spent

Please note the Fluxx application registration deadline for “access” applications is August 1st, 2021. ONLY applications registered by this date will be eligible to submit an application for funding.

Request for Proposals

Please note that while the Request for Proposal is available in English, French, Arabic and Spanish, applications will only be accepted in French and English due to limitations in the review process.

We encourage applications from organizations where English or French is not the first language. Applications will be reviewed on content only, not quality of written English or French.

Information Session Webinar 

Watch a recording of the information session to learn more about applying for funding from Grand Challenges Canada’s OPTions Initiative! This information session addresses questions concerning the OPTions Request for Proposals, eligibility criteria, the application, and review process.

Click here for the PDF presentation.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Please note the OPTions Initiative team will not be answering any non-technical questions as of July 16, we encourage all applicants to review the Request for Proposal and Frequently Asked Questions documents for answers.

Start Your Application  

Click to start your application on Grand Challenges Canada’s Fluxx Portal. The Fluxx registration deadline for “access” applications is August 1st, 2021.

If you have applied for funding in the past, you already have an account. Log in at https://gcc.fluxx.io.  If you do not remember your password, you can reset it and gain immediate access to the Portal, simply click on “Create or reset password”.

Applications on Fluxx Portal

To apply for funding, applicants MUST use the online application provided, which is ONLY accessible via the Grand Challenges Canada’s Fluxx Portal. 

For more details on the FLUXX Portal application process please see the Fluxx Quick Reference Guide.

Application Form

Please note that any application sent via email will not be considered. All applications must be submitted through the Fluxx Portal.

Further Questions and Technical Assistance 

Please note the OPTions Initiative team will not be answering any non-technical questions as of July 16, we encourage all applicants to review the Request for Proposal and Frequently Asked Questions documents for answers.

Emailinfo@optionsinitiative.org

WhatsApp: +1 (437) 219 – 1614

 

If you require technical assistance with registration or the online application, please contact Grand Challenges Canada’s Fluxx Technical Support Team at www.grandchallenges.ca/fluxxsupport/.