• Europeana Unsung Hero Award (2019)
  • Highly Commended Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence for the article summarising the outcomes of the DiSCmap project (funded by JISC and coordinated by Milena Dobreva) “The DiSCmap project: Digitisation of special collections: Mapping, Assessment, Prioritisation published” in the New Library World journal (2012).
  • Honorary medal for contribution to the development of the relationships between Bulgaria and UNESCO on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Bulgarian membership in UNESCO (2006).
  • International Prize Information Theories and Applications (2005).
  • Academic Award for young researchers for original achievements in the computer representation of mediæval Slavonic texts (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1998).