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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 (£)
Algebra95 19,235,467 71,478,850
Analytical Science145 66,374,737 223,253,597
Antihydrogen11 11,442,827 11,559,824
Architecture and Operating Systems92 26,194,680 112,351,516
Artificial Intelligence Technologies267 197,136,743 548,361,392
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics62 39,947,103 87,516,374
Bioenergy12 16,459,763 41,837,910
Biological Informatics27 8,329,047 46,234,993
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering104 64,085,585 214,419,434
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics136 54,991,722 157,370,979
Built Environment37 17,564,401 51,576,588
Carbon Capture and Storage14 26,573,720 56,926,959
Catalysis185 82,485,083 246,523,644
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry132 63,220,793 181,270,335
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms68 33,551,191 105,765,367
Chemical Structure5 1,621,867 11,965,450
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)203 100,668,447 253,622,615
Coastal and Waterway Engineering28 8,813,869 25,548,511
Cold Atoms and Molecules27 16,938,077 34,197,118
Combustion Engineering22 7,336,511 19,815,580
Complex Fluids & Rheology40 21,069,420 66,647,949
Complexity Science9 5,189,973 19,517,431
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry76 35,734,931 136,433,419
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure109 41,477,712 151,859,001
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials121 42,687,629 169,740,668
Continuum Mechanics52 17,192,504 74,645,784
Control Engineering51 24,497,654 117,322,030
Databases18 7,970,772 23,570,864
Digital Signal Processing46 17,846,690 62,364,857
Displays3 1,702,695 10,760,218
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics36 31,409,318 57,828,641
Electrochemical Sciences44 13,071,696 60,259,289
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)92 78,831,047 149,511,134
Energy Networks35 33,620,704 59,942,068
Energy Storage63 170,430,515 233,234,366
Engineering Design78 52,315,662 151,324,123
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics158 86,063,370 132,488,382
Fossil fuel power generation1 1,409,441 3,523,603
Fuel Cell Technology9 8,127,184 23,013,464
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics174 68,990,073 254,296,151
Geometry & Topology93 26,471,954 83,571,265
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology58 32,784,090 151,097,930
Graphics and Visualisation30 15,507,675 56,161,814
Ground Engineering33 15,329,147 40,055,014
Human Communication in ICT9 2,690,737 9,853,911
Human-Computer Interaction128 71,411,953 258,356,262
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors26 26,785,769 60,676,128
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems96 34,506,045 138,746,547
Image and Vision Computing92 40,374,961 150,706,087
Information Systems140 67,829,278 235,399,787
Infrastructure and Urban Systems55 34,755,014 88,526,669
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena53 14,306,614 61,642,352
Logic and Combinatorics51 11,238,397 53,498,927
Manufacturing Technologies335 261,813,622 627,605,311
Marine Wave and Tidal34 31,724,435 66,917,705
Materials Engineering - Ceramics30 15,834,912 105,754,963
Materials Engineering - Composites81 46,580,441 170,184,236
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys77 56,562,062 186,382,973
Materials For Energy Applications142 61,113,622 275,506,841
Mathematical Analysis130 45,932,629 115,970,367
Mathematical Aspects of Operational Research1 17,448 58,159
Mathematical biology47 20,292,831 76,205,048
Mathematical Physics58 10,847,472 51,578,456
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)137 100,156,279 206,712,325
Microelectronics Design44 17,427,868 77,938,447
Microelectronics Device Technology79 34,225,978 126,670,327
Microsystems38 11,662,282 53,305,293
Music and Acoustic Technology21 9,000,060 20,137,809
Natural Language Processing43 16,632,445 76,853,058
Non-Linear Systems37 11,935,959 62,857,928
Nuclear Fission106 141,742,752 159,033,547
Number Theory43 13,925,865 53,472,854
Numerical Analysis68 29,068,005 99,342,691
Operational research71 41,112,202 182,444,910
Optical Communications31 22,935,485 75,632,102
Optical Devices and Subsystems67 43,720,726 132,732,594
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits97 64,310,189 188,650,846
Out of EPSRC Remit34 54,710,658 80,410,440
Particle Technology48 21,994,876 86,700,559
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems97 66,880,644 151,650,249
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing64 23,804,617 96,637,531
Photonic Materials124 72,553,548 247,482,453
Plasma and Lasers34 26,899,237 34,051,537
Polymer Materials107 51,456,360 226,015,887
Process Systems: Components and Integration101 58,158,523 221,604,890
Programming Languages and Compilers83 20,192,149 69,244,135
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems56 138,522,075 166,640,787
Quantum Fluids and Solids10 5,775,234 11,361,178
Quantum Optics and Information73 42,524,412 119,489,949
RF & Microwave Devices46 21,693,554 51,245,362
RF & MW Communications43 15,761,209 54,436,718
Robotics94 94,942,626 237,668,152
Sensors and Instrumentation144 54,150,677 180,397,278
Software Engineering114 31,781,439 115,512,344
Solar Technology54 33,671,504 67,952,556
Speech Technology14 6,684,576 18,881,188
Spintronics66 24,966,235 93,351,116
Statistics and Applied Probability113 78,523,266 183,670,429
Structural Engineering55 36,014,520 83,971,394
Superconductivity41 12,576,920 91,110,352
Surface Science45 13,916,221 51,818,918
Synthetic Biology39 38,969,718 82,593,626
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry70 17,737,668 75,322,010
Synthetic Organic Chemistry127 61,737,353 169,737,580
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry58 23,528,793 82,754,208
Theoretical Computer Science105 37,520,412 115,916,671
UK Magnetic Fusion Research Programme1 43,231,603 43,231,603
Verification and Correctness89 30,222,444 124,330,449
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses25 6,869,343 24,415,779
Water Engineering28 29,902,039 46,743,329
Whole Energy Systems44 51,279,812 85,151,148
Wind Power33 31,431,158 65,371,380