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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 12,775,410 44,558,907
Analytical Science120 59,867,667 191,530,972
Antihydrogen12 9,378,197 9,668,016
Architecture and Operating Systems50 19,059,929 97,439,867
Artificial Intelligence Technologies191 161,843,689 470,945,920
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics55 34,210,933 75,979,412
Bioenergy20 13,608,460 23,044,828
Biological Informatics29 8,790,406 46,761,332
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering96 61,441,945 182,257,480
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics138 51,918,238 145,814,652
Built Environment39 31,891,786 91,197,212
Carbon Capture and Storage13 17,970,148 33,493,198
Catalysis148 69,323,116 196,680,004
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry120 56,717,655 172,828,405
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms70 24,708,973 97,750,554
Chemical Structure10 3,216,787 16,060,670
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)176 103,262,721 239,579,953
Coastal and Waterway Engineering36 11,908,150 28,294,871
Cold Atoms and Molecules30 15,651,000 43,975,133
Combustion Engineering16 6,437,170 13,135,305
Complex Fluids & Rheology32 24,438,137 63,244,604
Complexity Science12 6,954,888 27,792,025
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry76 28,772,596 104,615,354
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure118 38,598,774 128,046,226
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials90 36,779,627 129,711,461
Continuum Mechanics35 13,723,458 57,993,178
Control Engineering42 17,232,537 78,773,089
Databases17 9,207,890 28,239,298
Digital Signal Processing48 16,395,141 57,565,982
Displays4 1,872,280 11,592,627
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics30 29,504,197 56,892,227
Electrochemical Sciences24 7,908,646 39,733,567
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)63 63,693,918 139,185,046
Energy Networks40 43,109,384 91,138,469
Energy Storage65 118,272,559 193,247,279
Engineering Design79 42,272,513 129,093,255
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics119 70,971,707 112,553,764
Fossil fuel power generation3 1,515,909 3,717,071
Fuel Cell Technology13 10,772,168 21,807,602
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics137 56,448,083 190,493,077
Geometry & Topology66 21,004,722 58,911,333
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology50 29,947,386 119,037,348
Graphics and Visualisation32 16,443,564 54,008,082
Ground Engineering32 17,640,888 43,319,332
Human Communication in ICT12 2,879,762 13,451,628
Human-Computer Interaction134 66,598,700 235,490,573
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors11 11,772,534 20,970,653
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems96 42,955,612 157,035,436
Image and Vision Computing79 37,575,430 143,313,428
Information Systems143 74,497,087 245,561,383
Infrastructure and Urban Systems67 51,659,181 155,051,435
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena54 18,119,321 71,926,137
Logic and Combinatorics24 5,229,771 28,095,895
Manufacturing Technologies305 230,372,959 572,870,886
Marine Wave and Tidal20 25,449,996 54,617,023
Materials Engineering - Ceramics31 11,169,600 65,151,724
Materials Engineering - Composites71 46,367,991 130,894,834
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys73 59,581,986 147,399,530
Materials For Energy Applications130 61,838,312 248,878,495
Mathematical Analysis90 37,359,961 82,682,752
Mathematical Aspects of Operational Research1 0 67,241
Mathematical biology39 22,430,637 98,922,780
Mathematical Physics28 5,890,210 28,675,509
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)131 100,284,186 199,743,119
Microelectronics Design29 12,324,069 49,865,125
Microelectronics Device Technology56 29,162,559 103,374,908
Microsystems30 11,120,473 49,297,612
Music and Acoustic Technology17 5,907,929 16,539,772
Natural Language Processing22 9,949,663 46,911,091
Non-Linear Systems27 9,754,366 44,204,850
Nuclear Fission80 64,735,354 82,117,931
Number Theory24 10,643,589 33,619,472
Numerical Analysis53 26,443,148 78,904,769
Operational research62 35,947,456 179,782,352
Optical Communications34 25,482,337 78,621,352
Optical Devices and Subsystems57 32,182,539 99,754,896
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits96 61,082,243 186,769,721
Out of EPSRC Remit19 49,393,839 72,550,237
Particle Technology39 22,808,019 77,535,326
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems84 65,437,128 132,934,937
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing71 24,823,965 99,011,326
Photonic Materials128 74,873,269 207,461,340
Plasma and Lasers55 32,170,459 50,984,990
Polymer Materials104 50,291,946 195,788,126
Process Systems: Components and Integration92 60,793,575 209,721,505
Programming Languages and Compilers69 22,373,122 84,007,087
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems70 199,589,652 233,779,343
Quantum Fluids and Solids10 5,162,192 11,661,220
Quantum Optics and Information78 41,000,671 119,741,180
Resource Efficiency1 537,464 5,374,638
RF & Microwave Devices74 24,560,463 60,078,321
RF & MW Communications56 23,043,800 67,801,832
Robotics91 84,065,171 209,258,048
Sensors and Instrumentation119 45,380,873 152,436,225
Software Engineering89 32,159,610 111,207,752
Solar Technology46 34,922,055 89,842,350
Speech Technology11 6,164,951 17,413,577
Spintronics50 20,815,785 75,221,594
Statistics and Applied Probability80 95,204,870 221,996,475
Structural Engineering49 32,498,867 99,451,129
Superconductivity43 12,005,221 67,862,103
Surface Science26 7,811,573 30,801,266
Synthetic Biology48 37,433,559 77,492,043
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry55 20,464,655 67,919,865
Synthetic Organic Chemistry119 60,545,123 168,042,391
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry67 28,001,630 93,208,475
Theoretical Computer Science99 37,773,705 122,612,451
UK Magnetic Fusion Research Programme1 43,231,603 43,231,603
Verification and Correctness70 26,622,884 118,412,415
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses24 5,320,380 19,224,487
Water Engineering46 42,915,295 71,231,678
Whole Energy Systems29 48,367,710 97,707,800
Wind Power30 33,591,886 63,415,054