National policy on scientific research in Bulgaria is coordinated by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Science. Structural unit that supports the coordination of national and European level Directorate Research. Directorate Research assisted administratively created in 1990 Fund Research. Its creation was one of the first steps associated with the implementation of project finance in the country. Other important national instrument for development and enhancement of research potential is the Operational Programme "Human resources Development", managed by the Structural Funds and European Programmes Directorate.
At Community level, the European Union possesses three key funding instruments to support research and innovation: Cohesion policy which is funded by the Structural and Cohesion Funds; Research Framework Program and the Framework Program for Competitiveness and Innovation.