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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 (£)
Algebra101 20,549,752 72,663,007
Analytical Science153 66,188,765 221,023,774
Antihydrogen7 8,979,223 9,263,929
Architecture and Operating Systems94 24,947,186 93,460,028
Artificial Intelligence Technologies283 171,969,018 496,796,114
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics62 39,615,215 88,343,405
Bioenergy9 16,153,021 41,123,673
Biological Informatics26 6,940,573 39,344,696
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering92 68,280,083 226,813,545
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics129 61,385,976 165,758,634
Built Environment34 14,112,532 36,295,593
Carbon Capture and Storage15 28,018,681 61,303,722
Catalysis175 88,732,933 265,917,582
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry126 60,301,428 180,705,601
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms69 34,084,796 114,951,653
Chemical Structure2 1,102,329 7,982,099
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)197 106,977,558 256,608,303
Coastal and Waterway Engineering18 8,637,206 23,075,970
Cold Atoms and Molecules28 17,513,979 34,972,928
Combustion Engineering27 9,312,592 26,387,969
Complex Fluids & Rheology40 20,641,671 63,082,397
Complexity Science4 3,334,333 14,030,140
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry85 37,013,486 137,902,029
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure90 34,489,604 134,808,857
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials105 35,799,623 157,450,684
Continuum Mechanics63 17,594,057 75,054,740
Control Engineering54 24,020,279 108,911,794
Databases16 5,605,347 20,267,185
Digital Signal Processing45 17,122,154 69,932,711
Displays2 1,296,732 8,730,404
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics30 27,251,406 58,753,311
Electrochemical Sciences55 12,803,468 73,987,224
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)89 81,016,464 151,809,707
Energy Networks33 25,964,651 51,756,738
Energy Storage72 176,886,165 235,065,768
Engineering Design77 50,488,088 147,387,678
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics152 70,662,158 122,970,832
Fossil fuel power generation1 1,411,155 3,527,887
Fuel Cell Technology7 7,245,844 23,714,545
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics162 71,289,289 257,057,388
Geometry & Topology114 28,248,396 86,540,315
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology49 30,207,088 149,626,508
Graphics and Visualisation29 14,595,205 52,790,681
Ground Engineering35 16,716,512 38,822,074
Human Communication in ICT16 6,475,147 17,879,271
Human-Computer Interaction132 70,157,594 213,630,771
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors55 39,100,644 77,260,984
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems113 36,845,440 156,976,931
Image and Vision Computing77 27,625,394 98,027,230
Information Systems115 61,821,531 206,482,193
Infrastructure and Urban Systems52 33,465,494 81,951,494
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena50 15,698,032 64,210,217
Logic and Combinatorics62 12,305,668 56,703,981
Manufacturing Technologies310 264,742,637 623,349,544
Marine Wave and Tidal32 28,834,950 61,126,929
Materials Engineering - Ceramics33 16,082,176 107,583,410
Materials Engineering - Composites86 54,019,136 196,775,669
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys74 58,883,272 193,600,054
Materials For Energy Applications117 47,248,661 236,598,750
Mathematical Analysis143 44,465,458 117,023,690
Mathematical Aspects of Operational Research1 17,448 58,159
Mathematical biology61 21,977,031 80,896,467
Mathematical Physics61 12,212,503 54,745,566
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)124 86,861,790 189,753,661
Microelectronics Design53 16,247,293 74,153,261
Microelectronics Device Technology85 30,540,862 110,771,819
Microsystems43 10,345,045 44,545,316
Music and Acoustic Technology23 9,605,428 24,151,661
Natural Language Processing45 18,571,041 81,014,640
Non-Linear Systems57 12,377,194 65,540,010
Nuclear Fission87 136,892,054 145,343,536
Number Theory40 12,910,371 51,186,197
Numerical Analysis75 30,790,621 103,399,620
Operational research62 40,904,619 186,039,331
Optical Communications33 24,308,470 82,856,054
Optical Devices and Subsystems78 56,697,896 157,176,360
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits85 73,255,664 195,163,986
Out of EPSRC Remit38 56,956,813 83,517,224
Particle Physics5 349,103 698,206
Particle Technology52 18,710,445 85,222,731
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems88 61,840,442 145,563,789
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing69 26,739,852 100,397,799
Photonic Materials101 55,529,352 229,515,150
Plasma and Lasers28 23,571,014 29,538,647
Polymer Materials107 50,456,055 238,889,993
Process Systems: Components and Integration104 68,884,392 238,156,982
Programming Languages and Compilers75 19,436,838 70,082,096
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems81 149,471,225 183,377,468
Quantum Fluids and Solids10 5,374,521 11,542,200
Quantum Optics and Information69 39,588,457 103,369,204
RF & Microwave Devices52 23,215,511 61,599,179
RF & MW Communications48 18,411,950 59,491,972
Robotics78 64,746,926 161,642,467
Sensors and Instrumentation147 54,332,732 167,236,403
Software Engineering121 35,124,899 130,134,471
Solar System and Space Science1 592,093 592,093
Solar Technology55 31,295,751 53,920,874
Speech Technology14 5,963,916 19,221,347
Spintronics60 23,158,710 76,658,181
Statistics and Applied Probability125 79,620,240 182,696,104
Structural Engineering55 37,661,977 80,756,951
Superconductivity41 11,288,915 93,183,690
Surface Science44 13,918,669 51,387,922
Synthetic Biology54 43,523,210 104,427,456
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry60 18,558,818 60,886,197
Synthetic Organic Chemistry100 55,997,224 155,220,101
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry56 23,937,369 79,056,768
Theoretical Computer Science117 39,783,220 121,408,810
UK Magnetic Fusion Research Programme1 14,000,000 14,000,000
Verification and Correctness103 31,672,443 111,456,291
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses25 5,361,874 18,268,522
Water Engineering25 31,733,937 44,840,901
Whole Energy Systems45 47,212,016 81,669,782
Wind Power29 27,440,332 57,817,656