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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 12,675,401 45,188,598
Analytical Science107 57,667,352 141,316,289
Antihydrogen12 8,419,402 8,698,374
Architecture and Operating Systems56 20,554,202 91,923,708
Artificial Intelligence Technologies159 85,836,973 286,534,179
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics51 32,243,340 72,260,741
Bioenergy18 12,987,567 18,918,086
Biological Informatics28 8,793,426 37,713,259
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering98 52,198,248 162,136,513
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics113 31,663,003 92,889,400
Built Environment37 21,160,750 47,077,973
Carbon Capture and Storage18 14,749,111 18,830,388
Catalysis122 60,342,059 140,649,291
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry88 33,700,459 92,692,422
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms64 21,273,139 82,148,856
Chemical Structure16 4,985,072 19,889,952
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)164 105,227,584 220,651,404
Coastal and Waterway Engineering44 17,916,392 42,256,762
Cold Atoms and Molecules31 14,953,838 33,810,189
Combustion Engineering27 7,156,499 12,462,900
Complex Fluids & Rheology42 20,905,894 57,583,089
Complexity Science26 14,296,731 47,626,035
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry80 26,378,173 84,581,178
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure94 29,342,421 93,184,415
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials77 28,558,466 109,149,248
Continuum Mechanics38 13,279,573 52,306,377
Control Engineering49 14,469,758 57,935,633
Databases18 9,630,567 31,143,257
Digital Signal Processing64 23,374,777 80,088,166
Displays4 1,872,280 11,592,627
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics25 14,657,168 27,032,615
Electrochemical Sciences19 6,542,830 28,709,767
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)75 76,673,740 113,175,874
Energy Networks39 41,591,220 66,139,483
Energy Storage68 106,043,110 130,370,377
Engineering Design73 37,492,914 101,340,352
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics136 71,654,919 108,868,966
Fossil fuel power generation9 2,761,024 6,817,909
Fuel Cell Technology19 12,385,576 26,415,936
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics130 52,155,687 162,850,953
Geometry & Topology65 19,938,622 57,849,509
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology54 29,717,242 111,962,198
Graphics and Visualisation34 13,571,444 46,634,078
Ground Engineering38 52,502,813 100,088,028
Human Communication in ICT14 3,098,468 14,285,371
Human-Computer Interaction147 64,747,073 217,074,839
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors14 6,106,705 13,877,901
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems116 47,338,407 159,512,783
Image and Vision Computing66 35,533,335 129,902,933
Information Systems157 75,129,463 231,777,431
Infrastructure and urban systems73 70,422,668 171,125,218
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena57 20,664,206 77,053,550
Logic and Combinatorics30 6,185,848 28,644,479
Manufacturing Technologies282 208,863,884 477,412,195
Marine Wave and Tidal19 16,996,980 29,515,439
Materials Engineering - Ceramics21 9,826,486 58,493,365
Materials Engineering - Composites63 31,202,815 96,042,264
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys70 63,843,953 142,134,128
Materials For Energy Applications110 57,518,004 170,665,763
Mathematical Analysis86 30,206,451 61,769,863
Mathematical biology38 19,521,986 56,302,884
Mathematical Physics33 6,646,229 31,585,699
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)141 102,038,776 172,818,512
Microelectronics Design32 17,204,392 53,095,126
Microelectronics Device Technology53 25,739,783 80,729,784
Microsystems41 13,461,628 61,088,689
Music and Acoustic Technology12 7,670,522 19,777,134
Natural Language Processing19 5,720,837 17,381,275
Non-Linear Systems32 11,339,891 51,546,292
Nuclear Fission77 66,457,883 75,170,777
Number Theory21 11,964,617 33,424,775
Numerical Analysis56 17,349,417 64,904,204
Operational research63 31,544,798 143,198,671
Optical Communications34 21,140,709 66,282,422
Optical Devices and Subsystems41 35,549,346 105,258,039
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits88 52,539,962 141,850,093
Particle Technology33 20,374,100 56,945,886
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems84 61,816,355 118,870,417
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing82 19,444,177 82,559,355
Photonic materials123 75,743,348 195,786,777
Plasma and Lasers67 40,501,874 61,362,450
Polymer Materials100 45,700,929 165,799,796
Process Systems: Components and Integration101 69,558,229 199,930,626
Programming Languages and Compilers69 21,603,498 68,463,273
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems121 190,748,812 213,580,521
Quantum Fluids and Solids13 5,532,348 13,229,668
Quantum Optics and Information92 36,451,806 102,554,953
Resource Efficiency16 7,119,941 29,066,138
RF & Microwave Devices72 28,297,076 57,669,732
RF & MW Communications52 20,516,668 58,278,418
Robotics91 69,009,591 175,402,189
Sensors and Instrumentation93 35,938,394 128,244,653
Software Engineering87 30,869,830 86,613,171
Solar Technology52 33,535,647 50,646,824
Speech Technology6 2,540,302 3,865,836
Spintronics38 15,368,089 47,705,560
Statistics and Applied Probability77 68,820,550 153,169,639
Structural Engineering47 52,259,829 112,473,033
Superconductivity40 12,654,327 67,906,569
Surface Science27 8,329,119 34,753,556
Synthetic Biology47 36,449,281 72,387,332
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry45 16,170,037 43,693,535
Synthetic Organic Chemistry70 33,132,588 81,683,307
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry49 23,614,152 68,282,645
Theoretical computer science104 32,862,924 95,093,765
Verification and Correctness79 23,464,726 91,806,616
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses21 5,094,558 16,787,391
Water Engineering50 45,324,811 88,646,831
Whole Energy Systems22 31,522,802 46,154,795
Wind Power25 27,441,131 41,688,894