National center "Minor Academy of Sciences of Ukraine performs state functions for the search, development and support of gifted and talented students. Annually, the NC "Minor Academy of Ukraine" is held about 30 events of all-Ukrainian scientific-methodological direction and more than 40 events for gifted students. Introducing new educational projects, including international. Each year a growing number of children are involved in research activities of MAN, and in 2015 it is more than 250 thousand talented students from across the country. The total number of educators and scientists working with gifted children, approximately 6,5 thousand, including about 1,5 thousand teachers are candidates of Sciences, 300 – PhDs. Research work in MAN organized by academic departments or sections in accordance with the structure approved by the Presidium of MAN. To meet the interests and needs of children in research activities in various fields of science and technology every year in the work of MAN introduced new sections and research departments. In the 2008-2009 year, the structure of scientific departments of the MAN consisted of 48 sections 8 academic departments, in 2011-2012 this year – already 60 sections 11 scientific branches, and in 2014 year - 64 of section 12 scientific departments. An outstanding MAN event is an annual all-Ukrainian competition-defence of research works of pupils-members of the MAN. In all stages of the contest-defense attended by about 100 000 students, pupils, of which one in the finals more than 1000 best. An integral component of effective activity of MAN is cooperation with universities, scientific institutions and public institutions, business entities that contribute to the successful implementation of its main functions – formation of the intellectual potential of the Ukrainian nation.