OSSREA secures research funds from donors and uses it to support research activities through two types of research grant award programs: Social Science and Gender Issues Research Grant Competitions and Senior Scholars Research Grant Competition.
Senior Scholars Research Grant Competition
For senior scholars of the region; to retain this capacity within each institution and, over time, stem the tide of brain drain from each country; and to contribute to the establishment and thriving of an African research tradition.
Social Science and Gender Issues Research Grant Competitions
These are annual competitions for young scholars working in various research and higher education institutions based in the Eastern and Southern African Region.