Apply for Funding
Please note that the ‘Access to existing pregnancy termination products and services’ funding stream is now closed and we are no longer accepting applications. ‘Access’ applicants will be notified via email of their application results by early 2022.
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: Next-Generation Methods
Seed grants 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. Funds requested should be commensurate with the activities outlined in the proposal. Collaborative submissions among two or more organizations are welcomed.
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 allocated.
Next Generation Method Application Review Timeline
Submitted applications will be reviewed according to the below schedule. Applications should be submitted by the end of the month preceding the review period to be considered.
April to June 2022
Last Date to Submit: March 31, 2022
Review Period Two
October to December 2022
Last Date to Submit: September 30, 2022
January to March 2023
Last Date to Submit: December 31, 2022
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.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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.
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.
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
For questions related to this Request for Proposals that are not addressed in the FAQ, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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/.