Passed to me by Carmen Visser, Secretariat, South African Network for Coastal and Oceanic Research (SANCOR):
Looking for support to attend World Seabird Conference or other conferences? South Africa's National National Research Foundation has a funding instrument is called the Knowledge, Interchange and Collaboration (KIC) Grant.
PhD students (through their supervisors) registered at public South African universities, and all researchers who are full-time employees or on a fixed-term contract at any of the following institutions are eligible to apply:
South African universities/universities of technology;
Recognised research institutions as declared by the DSI
The non-student applicants must be in possession of at least a PhD degree
Also PhD students (through their supervisor) who cannot apply for a travel grant through an NRF Scholarships and Fellowships award, and who are registered at a South African statutory university can apply for travel grants for individuals.
Postdoctoral Fellows are not eligible to apply. Students and researchers from private/commercial institutions are not eligible to apply.
Hurry! The call closes near to the end of Feb. Closing dates vary with institution, so applicants need to contact their institutional research office to find out their closing date.