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The Bulgarian National Science Fund (BNSF) provides financial support for scientific research on the basis of open-call competitions and programs. The agency was established according to Law on Encouraging the Scientific Research, adopted in 2003 and started operating in 2008. Executive Council (EC) of BSF is the decision-making body, whereas the implementation and coordination activities are under the responsibilities of the Fund’s official representative Chief Executive (CE). Both EC and CE are appointed by the Minister of Education and Science in Bulgaria.