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EPSRC Support By Research Topic
A classification scheme has been developed by the Research Councils which covers all of their remits. The complete list of research topics is shown, but there will be topics that are outside EPSRC's remit. To navigate through the 400 research topics, you can use the initial filter.

We classify grants using one or more research topics. Value is the total value of the grants awarded, not the proportion assigned to different research topics, so it does not show the level of investment in different research areas.

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Research TopicNumber of GrantsValue (£)
Accelerator R&D1 1,927,885
Acoustics23 12,697,776
Aerodynamics92 79,628,037
Ageing: chemistry/biochemistry1 489,366
Agricultural systems2 1,489,932
Algebra & Geometry103 79,913,833
Analytical Science103 153,784,294
Animal & human physiology1 460,716
Animal behaviour1 506,361
Animal organisms1 1,581,410
Artificial Intelligence173 300,307,670
Assess/Remediate Contamination1 931,604
Asymmetric Chemistry19 23,976,537
Atoms & Ions18 12,159,707
Behavioural & experimental eco4 3,969,267
Biochemical engineering9 19,187,471
Biochemistry & physiology1 1,541,002
Bioelectronic Devices7 12,138,989
Bioenergy25 17,360,937
Bioinformatics14 20,554,848
Biological & Medicinal Chem.39 38,703,582
Biological membranes3 1,386,306
Biomaterials86 101,757,677
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation46 68,188,931
Biomedical neuroscience5 6,821,180
Biomedical sciences7 3,249,394
Bionanoscience5 4,375,230
Biophysics78 61,174,376
Bioprocess Engineering22 35,561,835
Building Ops & Management35 50,180,201
Carbon Capture & Storage23 24,435,043
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis102 106,315,218
Catalysis & enzymology5 1,451,381
Cells2 1,947,376
Chemical Biology49 47,449,862
Chemical Structure38 41,022,193
Chemical Synthetic Methodology83 95,822,223
Civil Engineering Materials27 42,899,673
Climate & Climate Change2 433,471
Coastal & Waterway Engineering49 46,340,598
Cognitive Psychology5 3,061,064
Cognitive Science Appl. in ICT2 1,056,088
Cold Atomic Species28 32,082,960
Combustion23 8,706,860
Complex fluids & soft solids59 54,660,880
Complexity Science24 48,607,047
Comput./Corpus Linguistics9 5,833,255
Computational Linguistics6 2,163,022
Computer Graphics & Visual.33 57,952,711
Computer Sys. & Architecture37 68,327,459
Condensed Matter Physics97 90,464,988
Conservation Of Art & Textiles2 674,909
Construction Ops & Management9 14,010,055
Continuum Mechanics85 88,223,346
Control Engineering44 51,850,539
Co-ordination Chemistry36 28,025,836
Criminal Law & Criminology2 4,003,142
Criminology8 6,780,665
Data Handling & Storage1 742,513
Design & Testing Technology54 78,479,447
Design Engineering55 71,700,982
Design of Process systems53 112,373,587
Design Processes7 10,819,213
Development (Biosciences)9 3,455,554
Digital Art & Design1 5,973,032
Digital Signal Processing63 77,953,480
Displays2 5,415,534
Drug Formulation & Delivery40 77,402,494
Earth & environmental1 1,581,410
Earth Engineering1 1,000,951
Earth Resources1 297,621
Economics2 1,424,429
Electric Motor & Drive Systems19 22,047,824
Electrochemical Science & Eng.21 20,873,464
Electromagnetics4 2,024,022
Electronic Devices & Subsys.63 99,725,314
Elements of Education1 1,467,376
Energy - Conventional15 12,040,306
Energy - Marine & Hydropower19 25,184,195
Energy - Nuclear85 83,794,855
Energy Efficiency96 194,720,263
Energy Storage81 145,035,656
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology32 57,202,120
Environment & Health2 2,144,241
Environmental biotechnology2 1,112,794
Environmental economics1 5,560
Environmental Informatics1 1,118,619
Financial economics2 1,653,270
Fluid Dynamics95 64,487,166
Food processing5 8,020,476
Food structure/composition4 6,107,831
Fuel Cell Technologies27 39,526,842
Fundamentals of Computing150 168,617,585
Fusion16 13,539,219
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions31 49,867,539
Genomics1 3,552,382
Governance2 1,097,691
Ground Engineering42 46,092,041
Heat & Mass Transfer31 42,457,024
High Performance Computing11 20,081,294
Human Communication in ICT22 19,664,036
Human-Computer Interactions153 231,969,456
ICT and education2 833,183
Image & Vision Computing73 133,121,699
Industrial-Org/Occupational3 4,164,268
Information & Knowledge Mgmt160 241,646,919
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.79 79,868,876
Intelligent & Expert Systems3 1,859,307
International Law1 1,975,496
International Relations Theory1 3,489,711
Knowledge Management1 662,804
Lasers & Optics32 42,259,000
Law and economics1 566,774
Law Relating To Property1 566,774
Light-Matter Interactions41 54,136,294
Logic & Combinatorics38 31,710,884
Macroeconomics1 4,000,602
Macro-molecular delivery6 28,743,628
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena57 58,478,555
Management & Business Studies3 2,007,972
Manufact. Business Strategy6 19,886,002
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt86 188,232,613
Manufacturing Machine & Plant253 373,187,914
Marketing2 1,015,702
Materials Characterisation316 385,141,295
Materials Processing113 187,328,932
Materials Synthesis & Growth264 346,889,481
Materials testing & eng.57 106,403,929
Mathematical & Statistic Psych1 1,080,646
Mathematical Analysis85 60,556,477
Mathematical Aspects of OR22 42,224,676
Mathematical Physics37 33,238,787
Mech. & Fluid Power Transmiss.1 579,374
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.222 284,986,404
Med.Instrument.Device&Equip.16 4,284,822
Media & Communication Studies2 6,838,320
Medical Imaging68 95,376,389
Medical science & disease12 21,537,411
Microbiology1 404,819
Microsystems45 63,593,695
Mobile Computing56 71,285,324
Modelling & simul. of IT sys.5 10,667,537
Multimedia3 8,134,212
Multiphase Flow22 14,837,821
Musculoskeletal system1 1,123,553
Music & Acoustic Technology13 20,633,740
Networks & Distributed Systems124 169,231,984
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms4 6,049,669
New Media/Web-Based Studies1 5,996,356
Non-linear Systems Mathematics46 66,877,316
Novel industrial products1 321,432
Numerical Analysis63 69,654,695
Oil & Gas Extraction1 373,234
Optical Communications30 52,107,030
Optical Devices & Subsystems50 102,134,410
Optical Phenomena13 10,170,257
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits83 118,256,990
Organisational Studies3 4,636,807
Parallel Computing8 14,853,604
Particle Technology43 57,815,025
Pavement Engineering2 1,209,776
Physical Organic Chemistry29 17,305,711
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion30 36,421,589
Plasmas - Technological11 17,360,731
Political Geography2 7,455,498
Pollution1 6,531,178
Population Ecology1 6,531,178
Power Electronics10 9,578,276
Power Sys Man, Prot & Control2 284,943
Power Systems Plant1 1,944,441
Product Design1 5,973,032
Properties Of Earth Materials1 7,889,144
Protein chemistry9 20,587,486
Protein engineering2 7,984,023
Protein folding / misfolding3 1,213,993
Psychology14 8,455,583
Public Law1 952,129
Quantum Fluids & Solids13 14,058,283
Quantum Optics & Information85 107,832,821
Reactor Engineering16 21,903,660
Recreation/Tourism Geography1 953,078
Regional & Extreme Weather8 3,628,916
RF & Microwave Technology96 83,272,223
Rheology9 8,850,621
Robotics & Autonomy106 183,875,068
Safety & Reliability of Plant1 4,650,283
Scattering & Spectroscopy6 4,824,077
Science and Technology Studies1 1,485,560
Science-Based Archaeology1 467,165
Separation Processes14 12,136,852
Social Anthropology3 7,539,880
Social Policy3 1,939,656
Social Psychology8 5,893,665
Social Theory1 775,542
Socio Legal Studies3 2,135,698
Sociology3 1,340,911
Software Engineering92 92,471,988
Soil science6 3,412,588
Solar Technology66 56,589,290
Statistics & Appl. Probability94 182,281,183
Structural biology12 21,547,345
Structural Engineering58 83,822,797
Surfaces & Interfaces25 21,694,461
Survey & Monitoring4 8,404,436
Sustainable Energy Networks45 74,984,098
Sustainable Energy Vectors20 37,683,075
Synthetic biology43 53,837,817
System on Chip1 1,212,276
Theoretical biology2 9,757,151
Tissue Engineering52 59,153,881
Tools for the biosciences7 5,412,534
Transport Ops & Management28 38,651,042
Underwater Engineering2 6,836,321
Urban & Land Management57 73,888,418
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.19 16,618,782
VLSI Design3 6,402,081
Waste Management8 6,487,679
Waste Minimisation7 9,030,052
Water Engineering71 121,808,687
Water Quality1 4,889,812
Wind Power26 38,996,360