The National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF) is a multidisciplinary Research Centre established by Royal Decree on 9th October 1958. Its purpose is the organisation, finance and support of high-level research projects in the humanities and the natural sciences.
The Humanities Institute covers a wide spectrum of study and research fields in Greek history and culture, contributing substantially and critically to the knowledge and promotion of Greek identity.
The Natural Sciences Institutes perform basic and applied research in leading edge areas of science such as health, pharmaceuticals, environment, biotechnology and new materials. They develop innovative methods for solving complex problems facing Greek industry and they provide specialised services and know-how both to the public and private sector.
The NHRF is governed by the Board of Directors and the Central Administration under the Director/Chairman of the Board.