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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 (£)
Algebra89 18,598,551 70,896,536
Analytical Science144 64,404,618 217,980,704
Antihydrogen12 13,676,389 13,793,386
Architecture and Operating Systems96 25,750,024 112,319,004
Artificial Intelligence Technologies247 172,477,951 503,253,078
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics61 40,468,207 88,498,588
Bioenergy11 12,701,595 22,529,897
Biological Informatics29 9,800,719 47,538,596
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering113 64,370,514 214,852,625
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics139 55,712,946 157,459,000
Built Environment38 21,134,535 57,846,126
Carbon Capture and Storage13 16,816,520 35,312,630
Catalysis195 77,327,984 231,398,987
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry131 63,032,406 182,152,561
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms70 27,794,202 98,087,141
Chemical Structure9 1,739,213 12,552,180
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)190 99,003,625 251,427,382
Coastal and Waterway Engineering32 9,490,734 27,035,646
Cold Atoms and Molecules29 17,126,661 34,676,695
Combustion Engineering23 8,112,010 21,802,840
Complex Fluids & Rheology35 20,723,578 65,476,157
Complexity Science10 6,264,900 24,892,069
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry72 31,547,871 110,722,172
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure112 39,179,919 138,311,507
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials120 42,073,182 169,621,955
Continuum Mechanics49 17,008,159 74,154,844
Control Engineering42 20,289,464 99,753,865
Databases17 7,967,646 24,419,688
Digital Signal Processing42 17,392,126 59,989,809
Displays3 1,702,695 10,760,218
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics35 31,261,576 57,674,123
Electrochemical Sciences43 11,871,859 51,739,027
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)74 71,988,610 134,229,120
Energy Networks33 33,651,305 58,004,315
Energy Storage68 141,803,395 201,758,990
Engineering Design77 50,459,412 147,538,397
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics153 84,074,596 130,439,900
Fossil fuel power generation2 1,429,422 3,623,506
Fuel Cell Technology10 7,421,275 16,603,962
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics164 62,112,937 235,514,493
Geometry & Topology92 27,015,845 83,843,988
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology53 29,797,891 139,736,902
Graphics and Visualisation32 16,326,289 57,639,349
Ground Engineering27 13,420,155 39,598,159
Human Communication in ICT14 4,049,735 16,182,524
Human-Computer Interaction133 71,952,379 257,772,216
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors13 15,416,354 24,202,943
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems97 38,653,493 153,191,796
Image and Vision Computing87 39,866,816 141,443,806
Information Systems133 67,105,975 238,477,239
Infrastructure and Urban Systems60 42,650,818 106,504,631
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena59 16,402,366 68,237,546
Logic and Combinatorics49 11,740,165 54,158,736
Manufacturing Technologies322 249,406,406 597,988,365
Marine Wave and Tidal27 30,875,838 59,172,657
Materials Engineering - Ceramics32 16,009,242 103,218,253
Materials Engineering - Composites82 46,339,404 167,237,978
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys82 56,770,478 180,242,741
Materials For Energy Applications148 66,467,215 269,445,642
Mathematical Analysis127 44,681,683 113,635,658
Mathematical Aspects of Operational Research1 17,448 58,159
Mathematical biology45 22,034,741 76,958,170
Mathematical Physics57 10,984,855 50,707,629
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)134 99,871,650 204,542,651
Microelectronics Design45 16,836,799 72,916,981
Microelectronics Device Technology65 30,591,598 112,958,635
Microsystems35 11,191,173 48,448,875
Music and Acoustic Technology21 9,406,083 20,750,029
Natural Language Processing41 15,429,584 68,456,238
Non-Linear Systems36 11,631,663 62,712,230
Nuclear Fission80 67,309,063 85,032,165
Number Theory42 13,782,352 54,154,755
Numerical Analysis68 29,461,332 99,724,799
Operational research65 38,881,303 174,482,301
Optical Communications35 24,972,228 79,225,640
Optical Devices and Subsystems70 43,453,837 133,681,824
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits96 59,589,386 179,219,551
Out of EPSRC Remit34 54,710,658 80,410,440
Particle Technology47 20,818,074 85,217,748
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems89 65,256,727 146,679,404
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing66 24,692,219 100,256,469
Photonic Materials135 75,860,116 249,517,851
Plasma and Lasers43 29,366,002 40,417,766
Polymer Materials119 53,213,296 235,663,751
Process Systems: Components and Integration106 64,445,315 228,037,537
Programming Languages and Compilers90 20,107,316 71,969,350
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems63 139,661,913 167,630,729
Quantum Fluids and Solids9 5,396,475 10,982,418
Quantum Optics and Information71 38,953,332 113,629,738
Resource Efficiency1 537,464 5,374,638
RF & Microwave Devices53 20,938,437 51,429,426
RF & MW Communications45 15,730,728 56,345,869
Robotics93 96,319,519 229,913,897
Sensors and Instrumentation132 52,940,493 174,858,131
Software Engineering122 33,574,124 120,237,541
Solar Technology52 35,154,701 67,959,680
Speech Technology14 6,684,576 18,881,188
Spintronics62 22,544,915 87,177,330
Statistics and Applied Probability110 76,986,519 175,100,788
Structural Engineering53 34,874,806 82,424,321
Superconductivity43 12,789,688 91,435,866
Surface Science44 12,426,076 45,107,341
Synthetic Biology38 37,024,273 81,152,150
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry72 17,430,484 74,264,244
Synthetic Organic Chemistry134 61,776,306 171,497,002
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry69 24,631,960 85,677,184
Theoretical Computer Science105 36,870,574 118,034,407
UK Magnetic Fusion Research Programme1 43,231,603 43,231,603
Verification and Correctness92 32,338,082 130,113,834
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses24 6,374,211 22,379,383
Water Engineering38 38,970,466 61,488,584
Whole Energy Systems34 48,650,979 79,031,126
Wind Power24 29,362,375 58,188,183