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EPSRC Support By Research Area
Research areas are used to describe EPSRC's portfolio of excellent long term research and high quality postgraduate training.

Grants are classified using one or more research areas. The number of grants listed below does not reflect the proportion assigned to different research areas and thus all grants of some relevance to the research area are counted. However, the value of the investment does reflect the proportion assigned to different research areas.

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Research AreaNumber of GrantsProportional Value (£)Grant Value (£)
Algebra58 11,964,005 44,855,350
Analytical Science110 60,299,945 144,007,617
Antihydrogen12 8,419,402 8,698,374
Architecture and Operating Systems56 19,067,838 89,996,524
Artificial Intelligence Technologies159 85,428,086 285,983,670
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics55 34,349,038 75,098,341
Bioenergy21 9,078,740 16,475,460
Biological Informatics28 9,186,014 37,724,111
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering99 56,548,747 158,816,227
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics117 32,925,762 94,164,207
Built Environment38 21,109,325 46,869,194
Carbon Capture and Storage20 16,758,833 20,840,110
Catalysis124 59,860,141 138,424,900
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry91 33,688,682 91,779,061
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms62 21,036,157 78,281,007
Chemical Structure19 5,628,031 20,983,778
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)165 100,055,599 208,356,704
CMOS Device Technology1 7,671 38,354
Coastal and Waterway Engineering43 18,061,108 41,897,994
Cold Atoms and Molecules32 15,242,010 34,530,619
Combustion Engineering30 8,277,019 13,973,235
Complex Fluids & Rheology42 17,207,233 49,931,683
Complexity Science29 21,303,142 55,804,999
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry84 26,883,009 82,528,804
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure105 30,693,090 96,789,282
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials76 28,989,563 106,892,855
Continuum Mechanics41 12,946,521 48,054,414
Control Engineering50 14,720,045 59,687,816
Databases18 9,630,567 31,143,257
Digital Signal Processing67 23,545,896 80,795,082
Displays4 1,872,280 11,592,627
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics24 14,636,441 27,006,707
Electrochemical Sciences19 6,501,714 26,075,991
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)78 63,211,093 95,116,426
Energy Networks38 33,808,851 51,765,798
Energy Storage70 106,831,571 127,386,588
Engineering Design79 42,601,871 113,003,966
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics139 70,741,410 102,021,674
Fossil fuel power generation9 2,761,024 6,817,909
Fuel Cell Technology20 13,632,801 27,663,020
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics132 52,538,445 162,335,736
Geometry & Topology70 20,208,234 58,317,667
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology55 29,937,165 109,987,810
Graphics and Visualisation34 13,571,019 46,632,597
Ground Engineering38 52,820,564 100,473,960
Human Communication in ICT16 3,311,275 15,206,599
Human-Computer Interaction150 65,899,777 217,661,783
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors15 7,077,078 14,848,133
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems118 46,998,044 156,605,865
Image and Vision Computing66 34,702,375 131,678,746
Information Systems159 76,922,460 238,440,167
Infrastructure and urban systems74 70,595,525 171,341,603
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena58 20,119,599 75,717,270
Logic and Combinatorics35 6,851,488 29,632,915
Manufacturing Technologies293 214,378,392 483,704,799
Marine Wave and Tidal20 15,318,598 25,671,435
Materials Engineering - Ceramics21 9,891,271 57,586,486
Materials Engineering - Composites63 31,847,950 93,968,718
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys72 63,706,349 140,926,054
Materials For Energy Applications113 57,271,206 168,031,984
Mathematical Analysis84 29,793,701 60,944,191
Mathematical biology40 20,176,903 59,937,305
Mathematical Physics36 7,122,488 32,898,296
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)145 105,254,316 176,149,950
Microelectronics Design34 17,961,016 57,533,212
Microelectronics Device Technology52 25,852,297 80,529,608
Microsystems43 13,611,305 61,515,031
Music and Acoustic Technology13 8,527,259 20,633,740
Natural Language Processing20 6,018,277 18,040,601
Non-Linear Systems33 11,465,509 51,429,999
Nuclear Fission77 66,727,917 73,936,827
Number Theory27 13,053,202 35,040,108
Numerical Analysis55 17,249,538 64,652,287
Operational research67 32,926,097 148,856,167
Optical Communications35 20,543,749 62,742,439
Optical Devices and Subsystems43 35,672,253 106,426,330
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits90 51,944,188 139,431,932
Particle Technology31 19,647,783 48,184,690
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems84 62,202,153 117,718,729
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing80 19,656,093 83,291,170
Photonic materials123 76,796,805 192,510,508
Plasma and Lasers71 44,530,837 64,556,857
Polymer Materials100 45,502,670 164,563,442
Process Systems: Components and Integration100 68,143,620 192,327,114
Programming Languages and Compilers70 22,700,707 67,279,151
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems125 190,039,663 213,095,836
Quantum Fluids and Solids14 5,748,477 13,950,099
Quantum Optics and Information93 37,466,528 104,074,318
Resource Efficiency15 7,038,201 28,657,435
RF & Microwave Devices71 27,776,235 56,920,769
RF & MW Communications55 19,553,651 53,233,327
Robotics88 67,814,037 173,249,165
Sensors and Instrumentation91 34,747,906 122,613,646
Software Engineering83 30,150,738 86,605,164
Solar Technology51 31,143,440 48,051,903
Speech Technology7 2,660,987 4,469,261
Spintronics38 16,135,057 46,462,624
Statistics and Applied Probability79 69,248,006 154,660,925
Structural Engineering51 54,119,087 116,840,120
Superconductivity39 13,782,168 68,982,088
Surface Science29 8,397,991 33,219,651
Synthetic Biology49 44,164,498 80,109,010
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry41 15,564,395 39,058,354
Synthetic Organic Chemistry69 32,528,576 77,542,032
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry50 24,236,404 67,997,169
Theoretical computer science96 30,056,686 91,540,785
Verification and Correctness80 23,571,564 91,197,477
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses21 5,094,558 16,787,391
Water Engineering51 45,594,752 89,765,429
Whole Energy Systems24 32,865,556 42,906,164
Wind Power26 25,524,839 37,537,872