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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 (£)
Algebra60 13,281,030 46,048,412
Analytical Science112 63,174,756 191,597,163
Antihydrogen9 7,038,884 7,291,942
Architecture and Operating Systems55 20,130,915 102,220,259
Artificial Intelligence Technologies191 160,822,260 462,233,871
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics57 40,555,101 86,648,138
Bioenergy21 14,214,589 24,193,559
Biological Informatics30 9,174,964 47,783,455
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering95 65,482,828 186,753,836
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics126 47,374,846 136,228,411
Built Environment40 31,676,943 91,262,917
Carbon Capture and Storage18 19,661,910 35,896,778
Catalysis127 68,396,557 184,615,168
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry103 54,042,884 161,475,784
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms70 24,420,019 97,346,917
Chemical Structure14 4,635,842 19,286,688
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)177 106,960,145 242,047,746
Coastal and Waterway Engineering42 12,758,444 29,856,763
Cold Atoms and Molecules34 15,847,681 46,341,985
Combustion Engineering15 4,741,897 9,617,515
Complex Fluids & Rheology34 20,635,877 56,900,760
Complexity Science16 9,599,056 34,359,498
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry75 29,066,482 102,321,902
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure108 38,332,704 121,921,519
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials84 35,025,282 122,309,827
Continuum Mechanics38 14,501,963 61,407,735
Control Engineering44 16,562,346 78,915,123
Databases19 9,861,677 31,311,998
Digital Signal Processing56 19,017,210 67,778,026
Displays4 1,872,280 11,592,627
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics25 28,421,184 54,850,842
Electrochemical Sciences20 7,536,807 32,191,386
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)71 67,598,915 143,273,119
Energy Networks36 40,748,347 87,583,719
Energy Storage62 105,645,638 176,095,653
Engineering Design73 40,575,614 122,306,942
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics115 67,445,813 102,390,767
Fossil fuel power generation5 1,869,916 4,430,583
Fuel Cell Technology16 12,361,122 28,202,891
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics138 60,353,110 190,062,480
Geometry & Topology62 21,059,764 59,765,974
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology51 29,506,258 117,071,416
Graphics and Visualisation36 16,424,062 58,886,777
Ground Engineering32 17,258,906 42,330,144
Human Communication in ICT13 3,029,765 13,941,855
Human-Computer Interaction159 77,406,446 265,478,207
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors15 11,223,919 21,444,482
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems108 44,987,159 170,521,252
Image and Vision Computing76 36,147,217 140,876,648
Information Systems169 81,766,166 276,624,606
Infrastructure and urban systems73 53,661,968 160,207,144
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena58 19,400,019 73,196,294
Logic and Combinatorics25 5,543,430 27,320,747
Manufacturing Technologies315 230,563,051 578,030,079
Marine Wave and Tidal22 27,229,557 56,216,585
Materials Engineering - Ceramics22 10,555,007 61,407,448
Materials Engineering - Composites65 42,971,503 122,686,142
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys67 68,591,658 156,259,265
Materials For Energy Applications120 62,149,082 241,173,503
Mathematical Analysis93 38,322,131 83,996,049
Mathematical Aspects of Operational Research1 0 67,241
Mathematical biology40 23,794,955 99,807,351
Mathematical Physics34 5,890,101 29,785,073
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)133 100,529,770 200,333,256
Microelectronics Design29 13,107,588 51,119,786
Microelectronics Device Technology53 29,859,128 103,990,682
Microsystems32 11,230,829 49,330,477
Music and Acoustic Technology21 9,012,640 24,249,539
Natural Language Processing25 11,181,794 49,628,077
Non-Linear Systems28 10,040,550 47,128,751
Nuclear Fission85 81,965,763 99,348,340
Number Theory27 14,219,271 38,506,927
Numerical Analysis58 26,772,152 80,751,921
Operational research62 35,535,836 186,361,519
Optical Communications32 25,727,777 75,771,212
Optical Devices and Subsystems45 32,993,455 100,608,795
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits91 62,008,313 189,012,484
Out of EPSRC Remit13 49,003,395 69,947,276
Particle Technology31 23,224,124 68,957,119
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems74 64,953,414 130,868,654
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing87 28,876,200 115,777,132
Photonic Materials119 76,638,817 209,778,032
Plasma and Lasers62 38,696,468 57,338,904
Polymer Materials92 51,827,654 190,759,007
Process Systems: Components and Integration97 66,400,330 219,720,906
Programming Languages and Compilers71 23,919,310 86,464,013
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems64 258,348,017 290,307,716
Quantum Fluids and Solids12 5,287,915 12,007,500
Quantum Optics and Information89 43,565,904 124,485,098
Resource Efficiency2 1,782,657 10,355,411
RF & Microwave Devices74 27,601,986 60,870,889
RF & MW Communications52 20,560,193 65,209,494
Robotics94 84,419,349 208,019,914
Sensors and Instrumentation110 44,109,951 145,528,389
Software Engineering93 32,578,720 118,407,025
Solar Technology46 34,354,150 88,284,137
Speech Technology11 6,598,035 16,945,007
Spintronics42 19,717,511 68,028,197
Statistics and Applied Probability78 94,477,961 222,240,991
Structural Engineering48 32,217,884 98,037,471
Superconductivity39 11,883,508 66,804,000
Surface Science26 7,967,963 29,000,153
Synthetic Biology50 41,968,079 87,205,307
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry50 20,966,276 65,732,847
Synthetic Organic Chemistry99 56,832,116 150,680,118
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry54 25,677,716 85,522,286
Theoretical Computer Science107 38,008,379 125,759,184
UK Magnetic Fusion Research Programme1 43,231,603 43,231,603
Verification and Correctness75 26,269,251 119,739,241
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses23 5,464,386 18,639,288
Water Engineering52 47,618,945 82,735,038
Whole Energy Systems29 45,298,620 94,826,770
Wind Power27 37,185,340 66,151,675