Bulgaria: BNSF


Bulgarian National Science Fund: BNSF

Name of the programme/initiative


Programme website


Programme owner

 Bulgarian National Science Fund

Program manager (excecuting funding organisation)


Contact person
Details: e-mail, tel.

 Name: Milena Alexandrova

 Phone: +359 228202989

 e-mail: aleksandrova@mon.bg

Type of research eligible for funding: eligible TRL range

 Basic research

Funding rates (approx.)

 Up to 76 694 euro

Major eligibility restrictions
(e.g. types of organisations, thematic restricition)


Applicants eligible to participate in this project selection procedure are only the following entities:

  • Accredited universities as defined in Art.85 para.1, p. 7 of the Higher Education Act;
  • Research organizations as defined in Art. 47, para 1 of the Higher Education Act.

Applicants under this procedure shall be directly responsible for the implementation of the activities under the project proposal and shall not act as intermediaries, but they shall carry out activities under the project proposal on their behalf and at their expense.

Applicants to this procedure must be entities:

  • Carrying out fundamental research studies; and
  • Whose activities are entirely of a non-profit nature; or
  • Whose activities are of both for-profit and not-for-profit nature, but these activities are clearly distinguished and their organization allows tracking of revenue and expenditures connected with their implementation, including by keeping analytical accounting. In the event that an applicant is involved in both for-profit and not-for-profit activities, the funding, expenditures and revenues shall be taken into account separately for each type of activity and on the basis of consistently applied principles of accounting of expenditures being justifiable.

Eligible costs are specified in” National requirements and eligibility conditions” of Bulgarian National Science Fund available at: https://www.fni.bg/sites/default/files/competition/12_2016/ERA/ERA_NET_2016_2.pdf

Geographical coverage (national/regional)

Bulgaria, National

National/regional schedule, cut-off dates, deadlines


Applicants need to fill in Application form for the administrative description of the project and deposit it at BNSF Registry Office.

More information on national requirements and application forms can be obtained at: https://www.fni.bg/?q=node/603