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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 Systems55 19,425,274 86,279,072
Artificial Intelligence Technologies160 86,354,011 288,257,639
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 Engineering99 52,320,374 162,441,829
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics112 31,047,918 86,738,550
Built Environment36 19,226,484 37,406,641
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 4,985,151 19,890,742
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)164 105,227,584 220,651,404
Coastal and Waterway Engineering42 13,768,126 25,205,430
Cold Atoms and Molecules32 15,259,482 35,338,408
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 Chemistry79 26,254,511 84,404,519
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure95 29,972,596 88,607,153
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials78 26,914,405 103,442,446
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 Sciences18 5,927,745 22,558,917
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)75 76,673,740 113,175,874
Energy Networks38 39,662,737 56,473,935
Energy Storage68 106,316,439 130,643,706
Engineering Design74 37,550,447 101,628,017
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics137 71,885,051 109,156,632
Fossil fuel power generation9 2,761,024 6,817,909
Fuel Cell Technology19 12,385,576 26,415,936
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics129 50,925,517 156,700,103
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 Engineering35 16,485,612 35,461,132
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 Systems159 76,484,857 233,649,863
Infrastructure and urban systems66 40,783,607 91,765,577
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena60 21,049,609 77,776,132
Logic and Combinatorics30 6,185,848 28,644,479
Manufacturing Technologies285 209,437,911 478,694,604
Marine Wave and Tidal20 17,284,430 30,090,340
Materials Engineering - Ceramics21 9,826,486 58,493,365
Materials Engineering - Composites64 29,976,009 87,954,049
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys69 62,031,386 133,070,469
Materials For Energy Applications110 57,518,004 170,665,763
Mathematical Analysis86 30,206,451 61,769,863
Mathematical biology37 19,296,140 56,077,039
Mathematical Physics33 6,646,229 31,585,699
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)141 102,038,776 172,818,512
Microelectronics Design31 12,688,762 47,451,280
Microelectronics Device Technology53 25,739,862 80,730,574
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 31,545,091 143,199,256
Optical Communications34 21,140,709 66,282,422
Optical Devices and Subsystems41 35,549,346 105,258,039
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits88 52,540,041 141,850,883
Particle Technology33 20,374,100 56,945,886
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems84 61,817,508 118,872,064
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing82 19,444,177 82,559,355
Photonic materials124 75,769,557 196,048,875
Plasma and Lasers67 40,501,874 61,362,450
Polymer Materials99 45,647,931 165,623,136
Process Systems: Components and Integration101 69,558,229 199,930,626
Programming Languages and Compilers70 21,868,288 68,992,852
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems121 190,748,812 213,580,521
Quantum Fluids and Solids13 5,532,348 13,229,668
Quantum Optics and Information94 36,579,330 102,862,420
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 32,539,685 110,446,260
Software Engineering87 30,869,830 86,613,171
Solar Technology52 33,535,647 50,646,824
Speech Technology6 2,540,302 3,865,836
Spintronics40 15,466,218 48,149,608
Statistics and Applied Probability76 68,720,417 153,069,799
Structural Engineering41 23,297,750 40,605,968
Superconductivity41 12,747,519 68,092,953
Surface Science26 7,098,949 28,602,706
Synthetic Biology47 36,449,281 72,387,332
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry45 16,170,037 43,693,535
Synthetic Organic Chemistry71 33,510,477 82,061,196
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry49 23,614,152 68,282,645
Theoretical computer science105 33,127,714 95,623,345
Verification and Correctness79 23,464,726 91,806,616
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses21 5,094,558 16,787,391
Water Engineering47 36,980,166 67,907,987
Whole Energy Systems22 31,522,802 46,154,795
Wind Power27 27,897,705 42,432,919