The National Hellenic Research Foundation, one of the largest Research Centers in Greece, was founded in 1958 originally under the name "Royal Research Foundation". It is a non-profit Research Foundation supervised by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs in Greece.

Today, NHRF consists of the following Institutes and Units:

Institute of Historical Research (IHR)

The Institute emerged in 2012 following the fusion of the Institute of Greek & Roman Antiquity, the Institute of Byzantine Research and the Institute of Neohellenic Research (L.4051/29/2/2012, article 5, par.2). The IHR conducts research on the history and culture of the Greek areas and the regions where Hellenism has been active, from prehistoric antiquity to the modern era.

Institute of Biology, Medicinal Chemistry and Biotechnology (IBMCB)

IBMCB was established in 2012 as a result of the consolidation of the Institute of Biological Research and Biotechnology and the Institute of Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry of NHRF (L.4051/29/2/2012, article 5, par.2). IBMCB acts as a focal point, unique within Greece, for innovation at the interface of Chemistry and Biology through a modern interdisciplinary approach to the solution of state-of-the-art issues in the areas of health, drug discovery, biomarker research and biotechnology.

Institute of Theoretical and Physical Chemistry (TPCI)

TPCI was established in 1979 from the merging of the Institutes of Physical Chemistry (est.1968) and Theoretical Chemistry (est.1976). TPCI advances research in selected fields of experimental and computational/theoretical chemistry and physics, with emphasis on nanomaterials with advanced functionality for energy conversion and storage, photonics, and electrochemical applications.

National Documentation Centre (EKT)

EKT was founded in 1980 as a documentation unit within NHRF initially, developed to a National infrastructure in 1986. EKT is the National institution for the collection, aggregation, documentation and dissemination of the scientific information produced in Greece. EKT provides advanced services to the country's research, education and business communities and the wider public. Through its e-infrastructure and services on top of the content it aggregates, EKT aims to cover the scientific information needs of the country and promote the Greek research outputs abroad.


NHRF Research Highlights




The National Hellenic Research Foundation, the General Secretariat for Research and Technology and the General Secretariat for Youth have instituted and co-organize Excellence in Innovation & Entrepreneurship AWARDS for 2014.

The Theoretical and Physical Chemistry Institute (TPCI) of the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF) announces an international expression of interest for staff research positions.

Evangelia Balta (Research Director, Institute of Historical Research) was awarded the "Order of the Merit" (Liyakat Nişanı) award from the Republic of Turkey, for her contribution to the field of Ottoman Studies.

Distinction of the Institute of Historical Research (IHR/NHRF)
As a result of the recent evaluation, the Institute of Historical Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation has been classified as first among the Greek Institutes of Social Sciences and eleventh among the Research Institutes of all disciplines of the country.

Distinction of the Theoretical and Physical Chemistry Institute (TPCI/NHRF) in the evaluation of national research institutes

"Inside the Theoretical and Physical Chemistry Institute". Article by Mrs. Olga Tantou // "Επίκαιρα" Magazine 16.01.2014 [in greek]

The new electronic platform for the journal of the Section of Greek and Roman Antiquity (SGRA) Tekmeria ( index.php/tekmiria) and the new issue 11 (2012) of our journal are now available online.