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The Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI) is the main funding agency for research, development and innovation. UEFISCDI is a legal entity, public body of the Central Administration under the ultimate authority of Romanian Ministry of Education Research Youth and Sport (MECTS).

UEFISCDI is the executive agency for the National Research Council (CNCS), the National Council for Higher Education Funding (CNFIS), the National Council for Development and Innovation (CNDI). UEFISCDI also coordinates the 2nd National R&D Plan (2007-2013) for funding programmes in all scientific domains: human resources,  ideas, capacities, partnerships in priority S&T domains, and innovation.

Also, UEFISCDI coordinates 6 strategic projects for the higher education and research system, which are funded by the European Social Funds.