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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 (£)
Algebra88 18,029,172 69,255,269
Analytical Science150 69,295,967 226,012,875
Antihydrogen12 13,676,389 13,793,386
Architecture and Operating Systems94 25,803,509 114,747,177
Artificial Intelligence Technologies244 171,491,189 504,324,171
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics64 42,418,441 96,590,135
Bioenergy14 13,352,917 24,724,769
Biological Informatics27 8,554,800 46,354,635
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering112 62,179,205 205,607,727
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics155 56,722,789 159,018,731
Built Environment40 26,790,074 67,498,412
Carbon Capture and Storage14 17,677,068 36,173,177
Catalysis203 83,265,333 253,446,573
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry134 60,818,372 188,653,319
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms71 28,531,506 106,271,727
Chemical Structure11 2,436,011 14,583,729
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)194 106,034,173 268,984,170
Coastal and Waterway Engineering33 9,739,545 28,398,627
Cold Atoms and Molecules28 15,507,065 32,474,434
Combustion Engineering24 8,215,146 22,146,627
Complex Fluids & Rheology29 21,709,639 63,008,156
Complexity Science11 6,779,035 26,948,642
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry89 34,154,699 124,672,293
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure126 40,591,778 140,602,488
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials124 42,678,260 157,237,136
Continuum Mechanics48 16,827,911 73,765,651
Control Engineering39 19,920,541 94,251,685
Databases16 7,848,637 23,816,260
Digital Signal Processing47 18,598,950 64,934,956
Displays3 1,702,695 10,760,218
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics35 31,722,218 57,460,921
Electrochemical Sciences41 11,819,975 50,518,334
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)74 70,694,355 133,636,829
Energy Networks33 33,649,771 58,002,780
Energy Storage70 144,589,681 204,308,804
Engineering Design82 50,478,781 148,981,864
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics152 82,247,699 128,974,539
Fossil fuel power generation2 1,429,422 3,623,506
Fuel Cell Technology12 8,448,399 25,074,684
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics187 65,551,918 233,676,473
Geometry & Topology89 25,401,234 81,048,473
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology56 31,259,151 136,850,701
Graphics and Visualisation32 17,074,734 59,752,416
Ground Engineering27 13,385,854 38,918,793
Human Communication in ICT13 3,696,638 15,476,329
Human-Computer Interaction137 74,803,792 266,564,089
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors15 16,109,967 32,673,664
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems98 39,691,412 158,819,615
Image and Vision Computing87 40,361,269 142,790,451
Information Systems133 70,031,685 245,636,049
Infrastructure and Urban Systems63 47,131,710 116,624,850
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena66 20,362,104 84,901,106
Logic and Combinatorics45 11,298,715 50,561,417
Manufacturing Technologies319 240,453,901 579,772,954
Marine Wave and Tidal15 23,712,898 51,561,688
Materials Engineering - Ceramics31 14,135,667 87,880,123
Materials Engineering - Composites82 46,396,582 155,200,399
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys82 55,323,862 166,456,268
Materials For Energy Applications160 71,733,652 275,374,005
Mathematical Analysis121 42,469,858 108,926,448
Mathematical Aspects of Operational Research1 17,448 58,159
Mathematical biology48 23,931,750 80,652,378
Mathematical Physics58 10,983,422 50,474,994
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)135 103,527,820 213,029,077
Microelectronics Design42 16,100,376 71,614,753
Microelectronics Device Technology65 30,462,705 112,388,450
Microsystems36 11,333,044 52,362,857
Music and Acoustic Technology20 9,245,607 20,482,569
Natural Language Processing39 14,567,984 67,091,396
Non-Linear Systems35 11,409,172 60,771,097
Nuclear Fission83 68,179,034 84,702,643
Number Theory40 13,345,925 53,134,024
Numerical Analysis67 29,331,597 97,048,326
Operational research67 39,159,111 173,424,137
Optical Communications37 26,208,809 82,007,642
Optical Devices and Subsystems67 40,210,139 127,264,044
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits100 62,832,472 179,968,457
Out of EPSRC Remit34 54,710,658 80,410,440
Particle Technology44 23,785,509 85,876,311
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems89 66,064,548 146,477,279
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing71 26,120,611 108,116,896
Photonic Materials147 81,715,109 253,726,077
Plasma and Lasers45 35,159,768 52,363,328
Polymer Materials122 55,208,394 237,271,349
Process Systems: Components and Integration106 63,933,070 226,654,650
Programming Languages and Compilers90 19,863,737 75,000,630
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems68 141,593,939 170,357,152
Quantum Fluids and Solids9 5,098,936 10,629,483
Quantum Optics and Information73 37,845,593 117,581,582
Resource Efficiency1 537,464 5,374,638
RF & Microwave Devices61 23,559,055 58,187,205
RF & MW Communications51 18,899,208 60,890,090
Robotics93 92,777,603 226,385,946
Sensors and Instrumentation129 51,327,506 170,620,176
Software Engineering125 34,283,404 125,681,075
Solar Technology52 35,407,673 68,417,524
Speech Technology15 6,838,990 19,910,613
Spintronics61 22,278,244 85,914,230
Statistics and Applied Probability108 74,593,355 170,747,860
Structural Engineering56 36,151,727 83,948,248
Superconductivity44 12,384,897 78,795,970
Surface Science43 13,086,403 50,262,716
Synthetic Biology38 37,628,289 81,817,132
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry76 19,964,923 79,207,880
Synthetic Organic Chemistry138 63,539,101 181,721,078
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry73 28,377,421 100,769,614
Theoretical Computer Science109 36,823,420 122,094,841
UK Magnetic Fusion Research Programme1 43,231,603 43,231,603
Verification and Correctness92 32,438,644 133,454,874
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses26 6,423,003 22,563,939
Water Engineering39 39,907,046 61,641,374
Whole Energy Systems35 49,161,090 79,541,237
Wind Power24 29,362,375 58,188,183