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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 (£)
Algebra57 12,687,044 44,264,353
Analytical Science117 59,676,303 190,586,406
Antihydrogen11 9,371,709 9,624,768
Architecture and Operating Systems50 19,059,929 97,439,867
Artificial Intelligence Technologies190 161,610,283 471,488,932
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics55 34,211,213 75,980,815
Bioenergy20 13,608,460 23,044,828
Biological Informatics31 9,026,890 47,823,977
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering95 61,207,213 181,866,728
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics134 49,591,634 141,946,126
Built Environment40 32,119,593 91,425,019
Carbon Capture and Storage16 19,115,912 34,828,740
Catalysis147 69,086,597 195,829,166
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry118 54,884,332 170,210,646
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms71 25,008,871 98,350,350
Chemical Structure10 3,216,787 16,060,670
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)177 103,515,541 239,561,781
Coastal and Waterway Engineering36 11,908,150 28,294,871
Cold Atoms and Molecules31 15,950,898 44,574,929
Combustion Engineering15 6,166,045 12,504,781
Complex Fluids & Rheology32 24,438,137 63,244,604
Complexity Science12 6,954,888 27,792,025
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry78 29,038,553 105,233,270
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure118 39,073,815 128,359,723
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials88 36,082,797 128,524,035
Continuum Mechanics37 14,685,331 60,814,283
Control Engineering41 17,149,907 78,537,005
Databases17 9,207,890 28,239,298
Digital Signal Processing48 16,397,373 58,251,884
Displays4 1,872,280 11,592,627
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics30 29,817,231 56,771,219
Electrochemical Sciences24 7,908,646 39,733,567
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)63 63,693,918 139,185,046
Energy Networks39 42,296,640 90,325,725
Energy Storage65 118,387,680 193,362,400
Engineering Design79 42,490,472 129,066,749
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics122 71,792,529 113,549,893
Fossil fuel power generation3 1,515,909 3,717,071
Fuel Cell Technology14 10,879,050 22,235,130
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics139 57,624,359 193,447,441
Geometry & Topology65 20,798,534 58,616,780
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology50 29,947,386 119,037,348
Graphics and Visualisation34 16,508,377 54,087,708
Ground Engineering32 17,649,519 43,266,998
Human Communication in ICT11 2,871,905 13,435,914
Human-Computer Interaction133 67,118,708 236,490,294
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors12 11,986,298 21,398,180
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems95 42,931,726 156,876,200
Image and Vision Computing82 38,478,107 146,292,756
Information Systems145 74,803,025 247,018,625
Infrastructure and Urban Systems68 51,859,140 155,408,719
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena54 18,185,914 72,094,978
Logic and Combinatorics24 5,229,771 28,095,895
Manufacturing Technologies310 232,455,793 577,068,090
Marine Wave and Tidal20 25,449,996 54,617,023
Materials Engineering - Ceramics30 11,154,608 64,851,895
Materials Engineering - Composites73 46,585,762 131,585,395
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys72 59,552,316 147,102,837
Materials For Energy Applications132 62,204,814 249,539,102
Mathematical Analysis92 37,434,915 82,790,861
Mathematical Aspects of Operational Research1 0 67,241
Mathematical biology39 24,196,942 100,689,085
Mathematical Physics29 5,920,477 28,776,400
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)133 100,720,046 201,094,670
Microelectronics Design28 12,221,117 49,350,361
Microelectronics Device Technology57 29,248,939 103,611,221
Microsystems29 11,023,008 48,972,728
Music and Acoustic Technology17 5,907,929 16,539,772
Natural Language Processing25 11,023,774 49,228,018
Non-Linear Systems29 10,694,261 47,196,167
Nuclear Fission80 64,794,658 82,177,235
Number Theory24 10,643,589 33,619,472
Numerical Analysis53 26,443,148 78,904,769
Operational research63 36,531,503 182,702,585
Optical Communications33 25,248,474 77,953,172
Optical Devices and Subsystems53 31,517,833 98,170,727
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits98 61,069,181 186,976,792
Out of EPSRC Remit19 49,393,369 72,547,101
Particle Technology40 23,532,820 78,257,148
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems82 65,091,087 131,979,529
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing71 24,823,965 99,011,326
Photonic Materials127 74,511,394 206,799,546
Plasma and Lasers58 37,311,685 56,321,841
Polymer Materials106 50,611,203 196,918,516
Process Systems: Components and Integration91 60,551,429 209,116,141
Programming Languages and Compilers71 22,512,811 84,445,111
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems68 199,167,190 232,989,446
Quantum Fluids and Solids10 5,162,192 11,661,220
Quantum Optics and Information79 40,903,580 119,610,776
Resource Efficiency1 537,464 5,374,638
RF & Microwave Devices73 24,492,765 59,401,348
RF & MW Communications54 22,637,660 66,965,622
Robotics92 84,377,755 210,248,172
Sensors and Instrumentation118 45,611,582 152,176,514
Software Engineering90 32,680,548 111,897,395
Solar Technology48 35,168,658 90,549,320
Speech Technology11 6,164,951 17,413,577
Spintronics50 20,815,785 75,221,594
Statistics and Applied Probability81 95,207,757 222,003,693
Structural Engineering49 32,498,867 99,451,129
Superconductivity44 12,107,124 68,371,618
Surface Science27 7,830,363 30,895,220
Synthetic Biology46 37,155,624 76,494,524
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry56 20,834,183 68,658,920
Synthetic Organic Chemistry120 61,563,959 168,670,185
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry65 27,275,041 91,897,680
Theoretical Computer Science97 36,817,460 121,510,225
UK Magnetic Fusion Research Programme1 43,231,603 43,231,603
Verification and Correctness69 26,473,168 118,162,889
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses26 5,675,911 20,616,986
Water Engineering46 42,915,295 71,231,678
Whole Energy Systems29 48,367,710 97,707,800
Wind Power30 33,591,886 63,415,054