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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 (£)
Algebra59 13,082,359 45,848,437
Analytical Science118 59,734,443 195,804,200
Antihydrogen12 9,378,197 9,668,016
Architecture and Operating Systems75 20,223,163 105,549,336
Artificial Intelligence Technologies208 168,612,796 492,825,386
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics59 41,668,742 93,567,689
Bioenergy15 12,541,343 21,977,711
Biological Informatics28 8,665,342 47,198,966
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering100 62,911,202 197,155,884
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics132 50,901,349 143,583,780
Built Environment38 24,493,582 55,283,328
Carbon Capture and Storage11 16,880,473 31,172,120
Catalysis152 70,932,540 203,731,427
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry121 57,312,858 174,802,943
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms73 27,722,170 105,434,621
Chemical Structure12 2,708,731 14,990,425
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)181 107,661,658 257,243,498
Coastal and Waterway Engineering34 11,093,412 27,519,522
Cold Atoms and Molecules32 17,515,495 45,550,374
Combustion Engineering17 7,367,367 18,949,038
Complex Fluids & Rheology29 23,457,586 61,341,001
Complexity Science13 7,004,010 28,037,637
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry79 30,656,653 110,963,933
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure119 39,720,611 131,635,171
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials94 38,108,642 140,059,774
Continuum Mechanics37 13,630,210 56,889,892
Control Engineering41 16,772,684 77,740,544
Databases18 10,039,729 29,279,096
Digital Signal Processing50 18,793,402 68,707,816
Displays4 1,872,280 11,592,627
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics33 32,349,055 60,394,178
Electrochemical Sciences24 7,836,068 39,046,628
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)65 61,710,068 110,200,210
Energy Networks37 37,017,886 55,822,654
Energy Storage67 117,929,636 162,251,074
Engineering Design80 44,611,196 133,346,408
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics119 71,082,471 111,283,284
Fossil fuel power generation2 1,401,433 3,553,533
Fuel Cell Technology13 9,279,586 22,098,594
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics151 59,734,326 209,717,047
Geometry & Topology64 21,130,536 58,485,554
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology51 30,315,784 127,732,204
Graphics and Visualisation34 17,396,432 60,448,504
Ground Engineering27 15,469,341 40,501,563
Human Communication in ICT13 2,988,532 13,886,710
Human-Computer Interaction144 71,962,747 249,946,397
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors11 13,964,106 23,353,274
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems97 42,408,196 156,813,219
Image and Vision Computing79 41,500,660 148,372,575
Information Systems142 72,334,789 242,734,407
Infrastructure and Urban Systems64 50,544,280 153,701,854
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena57 18,842,190 73,666,496
Logic and Combinatorics25 6,444,260 29,655,786
Manufacturing Technologies315 236,911,268 555,234,544
Marine Wave and Tidal18 24,138,251 53,305,278
Materials Engineering - Ceramics32 13,776,683 83,663,777
Materials Engineering - Composites73 49,156,835 149,087,503
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys74 52,249,735 156,761,076
Materials For Energy Applications137 65,184,039 238,179,127
Mathematical Analysis95 38,112,495 86,364,044
Mathematical Aspects of Operational Research1 0 67,241
Mathematical biology39 22,762,845 99,868,108
Mathematical Physics35 6,783,436 30,640,992
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)132 106,060,377 213,506,201
Microelectronics Design29 12,881,820 55,758,416
Microelectronics Device Technology56 30,683,463 105,587,853
Microsystems30 9,122,194 42,878,992
Music and Acoustic Technology18 7,816,178 18,660,048
Natural Language Processing37 13,322,695 62,951,983
Non-Linear Systems24 9,077,998 43,363,780
Nuclear Fission80 66,286,781 82,945,984
Number Theory28 11,273,953 35,408,718
Numerical Analysis51 26,284,777 78,089,912
Operational research61 36,958,316 183,223,246
Optical Communications36 26,972,598 85,555,214
Optical Devices and Subsystems62 38,259,447 119,865,673
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits99 66,911,711 196,061,159
Out of EPSRC Remit33 53,131,345 77,777,878
Particle Technology41 24,279,052 83,849,437
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems88 67,357,087 136,677,243
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing74 25,364,477 106,033,409
Photonic Materials129 75,837,626 215,953,611
Plasma and Lasers53 35,603,989 54,158,375
Polymer Materials111 51,766,510 207,440,436
Process Systems: Components and Integration95 61,221,739 211,165,233
Programming Languages and Compilers89 22,320,103 82,473,851
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems75 138,587,131 178,075,034
Quantum Fluids and Solids9 5,120,830 11,247,605
Quantum Optics and Information75 40,563,918 118,323,682
Resource Efficiency1 537,464 5,374,638
RF & Microwave Devices67 23,827,274 61,818,930
RF & MW Communications53 21,910,988 66,274,748
Robotics90 84,003,293 205,383,690
Sensors and Instrumentation116 46,548,688 153,810,186
Software Engineering123 33,880,008 121,437,542
Solar Technology45 35,692,071 58,650,056
Speech Technology11 6,164,951 17,413,577
Spintronics49 19,222,887 76,072,509
Statistics and Applied Probability83 96,599,931 224,151,516
Structural Engineering50 31,146,306 64,780,693
Superconductivity41 11,960,330 75,428,876
Surface Science26 7,816,978 30,828,294
Synthetic Biology45 36,431,590 75,223,591
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry57 17,368,987 64,522,990
Synthetic Organic Chemistry121 60,583,296 169,614,139
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry67 27,923,388 93,080,009
Theoretical Computer Science103 35,816,065 119,926,205
UK Magnetic Fusion Research Programme1 43,231,603 43,231,603
Verification and Correctness75 25,834,763 117,813,207
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses27 6,648,335 22,525,040
Water Engineering44 42,911,232 70,815,067
Whole Energy Systems31 46,469,279 65,504,898
Wind Power29 33,236,914 62,430,319