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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 12,319,591 44,667,203
Analytical Science108 60,490,884 185,157,443
Antihydrogen10 7,892,605 8,145,664
Architecture and Operating Systems52 19,429,231 98,103,670
Artificial Intelligence Technologies180 159,690,108 463,007,003
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics53 34,121,213 75,430,815
Bioenergy17 13,467,332 22,743,157
Biological Informatics30 9,175,245 47,784,860
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering88 60,742,821 178,998,326
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics131 49,078,525 140,246,082
Built Environment36 31,038,085 90,286,080
Carbon Capture and Storage15 19,283,057 34,830,346
Catalysis131 70,245,210 192,983,187
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry101 54,157,116 161,764,179
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms72 24,576,391 99,867,428
Chemical Structure12 3,907,810 17,750,925
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)173 104,235,547 236,396,881
Coastal and Waterway Engineering40 12,815,901 29,636,228
Cold Atoms and Molecules31 14,910,321 44,336,209
Combustion Engineering13 4,070,503 8,321,947
Complex Fluids & Rheology32 24,438,137 63,244,604
Complexity Science13 7,163,233 28,208,715
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry77 28,334,595 103,096,131
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure110 38,826,133 122,802,193
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials85 36,338,149 124,319,099
Continuum Mechanics35 14,265,045 59,763,683
Control Engineering41 17,230,890 78,437,988
Databases17 9,207,890 28,239,298
Digital Signal Processing53 18,398,347 66,001,030
Displays4 1,872,280 11,592,627
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics29 29,533,445 56,832,432
Electrochemical Sciences22 7,898,250 38,033,178
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)65 65,744,778 141,037,541
Energy Networks37 41,374,247 88,860,904
Energy Storage58 123,798,766 196,141,095
Engineering Design73 39,415,223 117,543,936
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics117 82,836,536 123,617,327
Fossil fuel power generation3 1,538,786 3,788,598
Fuel Cell Technology14 12,164,035 27,264,859
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics126 56,421,988 184,559,793
Geometry & Topology64 20,909,515 60,071,865
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology47 29,009,964 114,414,588
Graphics and Visualisation32 15,512,351 52,057,807
Ground Engineering30 17,221,172 42,410,304
Human Communication in ICT12 3,009,536 13,840,711
Human-Computer Interaction141 71,660,992 247,292,139
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors14 11,037,785 21,258,348
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems97 43,296,118 157,568,518
Image and Vision Computing79 37,485,460 144,506,073
Information Systems152 78,578,053 257,099,870
Infrastructure and Urban Systems67 53,342,333 160,426,980
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena57 18,582,078 72,532,051
Logic and Combinatorics26 5,441,314 28,370,342
Manufacturing Technologies314 232,699,259 575,691,300
Marine Wave and Tidal20 25,627,883 54,614,911
Materials Engineering - Ceramics20 9,775,632 60,197,429
Materials Engineering - Composites65 42,973,020 123,342,071
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys68 64,886,479 151,214,253
Materials For Energy Applications116 61,235,418 239,056,151
Mathematical Analysis93 37,263,266 82,495,776
Mathematical Aspects of Operational Research1 0 67,241
Mathematical biology37 23,776,883 99,638,938
Mathematical Physics30 6,056,082 29,672,890
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)131 99,251,057 199,183,406
Microelectronics Design27 12,397,895 49,516,534
Microelectronics Device Technology52 28,892,913 101,355,909
Microsystems30 11,269,647 49,277,306
Music and Acoustic Technology19 8,268,204 22,440,459
Natural Language Processing25 11,181,794 49,628,077
Non-Linear Systems27 9,964,592 46,466,499
Nuclear Fission87 67,594,103 84,976,680
Number Theory26 10,754,886 34,643,200
Numerical Analysis57 27,049,444 80,338,745
Operational research66 36,299,384 184,626,252
Optical Communications32 25,064,291 76,010,510
Optical Devices and Subsystems47 33,214,554 101,303,331
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits88 61,542,833 188,069,529
Out of EPSRC Remit13 49,003,395 69,947,276
Particle Technology32 23,147,944 70,679,533
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems78 64,724,137 125,832,480
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing74 25,247,080 100,308,618
Photonic Materials115 75,756,009 208,232,763
Plasma and Lasers56 37,314,212 55,690,485
Polymer Materials95 52,009,908 192,470,214
Process Systems: Components and Integration94 64,757,997 216,040,627
Programming Languages and Compilers74 24,645,523 86,680,869
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems62 234,097,144 265,895,232
Quantum Fluids and Solids11 5,263,408 11,762,437
Quantum Optics and Information81 41,492,357 119,337,672
Resource Efficiency2 1,782,657 10,355,411
RF & Microwave Devices74 26,404,969 61,131,671
RF & MW Communications50 20,180,576 64,640,964
Robotics93 85,125,942 211,402,525
Sensors and Instrumentation114 45,266,790 149,628,424
Software Engineering87 30,404,134 109,489,700
Solar Technology47 35,084,639 89,709,131
Speech Technology11 6,598,035 16,945,007
Spintronics47 20,407,710 71,265,845
Statistics and Applied Probability83 95,961,648 223,549,311
Structural Engineering46 32,817,457 98,450,202
Superconductivity41 12,042,462 68,240,471
Surface Science25 7,390,273 26,697,806
Synthetic Biology46 37,576,356 75,655,063
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry51 21,173,886 66,677,431
Synthetic Organic Chemistry108 59,647,556 160,025,746
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry58 26,961,463 88,902,671
Theoretical Computer Science100 36,984,296 121,893,297
UK Magnetic Fusion Research Programme1 43,231,603 43,231,603
Verification and Correctness70 26,471,122 117,933,062
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses26 5,715,876 20,315,892
Water Engineering46 43,032,306 71,298,042
Whole Energy Systems28 49,730,375 99,212,105
Wind Power29 33,561,886 63,265,054