How to Apply - Online Project Proposal System (OPPS)

What is the online project proposal system (OPPS)?

The Online Project Proposal System (OPPS) is an online portal which allows applicants to submit project proposal forms to UNDEF electronically.

English Form

French Form

We advise applicants to work offline using the blank project proposal form as a reference before entering information on the system.

English Application Form Template

Formulaire de proposition de projet

In which language can I submit my proposal?

Proposals must be in either English or French, the two working languages of the United Nations.

What are the do's and dont's of the OPPS?

(i) Length: The fields can accommodate only a limited number of characters. If you go over the character limit, your text will be truncated. This greatly affects the quality of your proposal. Therefore, please present your project information in a concise and clear manner, and ensure that you do not go over the limit.

(ii) All the fields with red bars are compulsory.

(iii) Budget: Please ensure that programme support costs (salary, rent, utilities, equipment etc.) are modest.

(iv) Please ensure the total requested in the budget by output/activity and the budget by item match, and they correspond to the total requested grant amount. 

(iv) Timeline: Please note that, if approved, your project will not commence until August 2022 at the earliest. Therefore, projects with activities that need to commence earlier than this will not be considered.

(v) Geographic scope: Please be as specific as possible on the geographic scope of the project to give a clear idea of the project scale. For more information, please see UNDEF Project Proposal Guidelines.

How can I ensure the my project proposals has been submitted?

Your application is submitted to UNDEF once you click the "submit" button at the end of the form. You will receive a confirmation email soon after submitting your application. This email will contain your application receipt number. Should you not receive the confirmation email within 48 hours, contact us at You cannot edit an application once it has been submitted. You will be able to view your submitted application only while the application period is open (04 November- 06-December 2021). For this reason, UNDEF recommends you keep a copy of your project application. UNDEF will not send submitted applications back to applicants.

How can I access a saved (but not yet submitted) project proposal?

The information needed to access your profile can be found in the email you receive after saving your application. Please use this information to log in.

Can I submit my project proposal application by mail, email or fax?

No, proposals can only be submitted on-line through our On-line Project Proposal System (OPPS). Proposals submitted by email, mail, fax or any other channel will not be considered.

Can I submit additional documents to strengthen my proposal?

All information which is necessary to assess your project proposal is required in the on-line project proposal system. Please do not send any further documents or information to UNDEF as they will not be taken into consideration.