The National Research Fund (FNR) is a public body with scientific, financial and administrative autonomy.

The FNR is headed by a Board and a Secretary General, with a Scientific Council as advisory body.

The Secretary General is the executive head of the FNR. He manages the running activities in accordance with the strategy and guidelines decided by the Board. He directs the Executive Agency of the FNR.

The  Board has the overall responsibility and sets the strategic priorities of the FNR.

The Scientific Council advises the Board on all scientific questions. It prepares and supervises the scientific evaluation process.