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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 (£)
Algebra56 12,347,339 44,961,958
Analytical Science115 64,073,049 186,074,575
Antihydrogen9 7,038,884 7,291,942
Architecture and Operating Systems57 20,403,162 103,382,913
Artificial Intelligence Technologies190 160,877,363 464,875,938
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics53 39,817,434 84,816,880
Bioenergy21 14,142,028 23,402,356
Biological Informatics30 9,174,964 47,783,455
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering98 66,942,919 189,756,852
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics123 42,405,296 128,461,413
Built Environment44 32,648,457 92,910,744
Carbon Capture and Storage20 20,981,356 36,078,458
Catalysis127 67,833,882 183,730,491
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry99 46,270,021 143,419,505
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms70 23,788,629 96,277,543
Chemical Structure15 4,975,777 19,853,246
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)183 111,914,411 246,621,491
Coastal and Waterway Engineering43 13,865,430 31,438,173
Cold Atoms and Molecules35 16,336,549 47,564,153
Combustion Engineering16 5,027,321 10,093,223
Complex Fluids & Rheology34 20,635,877 56,900,760
Complexity Science17 9,659,688 34,460,552
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry74 29,005,232 101,913,570
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure107 38,201,524 121,269,452
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials84 34,536,997 121,707,453
Continuum Mechanics41 14,763,481 61,910,725
Control Engineering46 16,400,382 77,422,715
Databases18 9,873,911 30,642,023
Digital Signal Processing63 22,172,203 75,054,131
Displays4 1,872,280 11,592,627
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics27 28,446,945 54,977,442
Electrochemical Sciences19 6,852,059 29,067,234
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)73 77,288,210 154,601,994
Energy Networks37 42,041,157 88,098,050
Energy Storage67 109,363,129 180,737,543
Engineering Design71 40,396,576 119,609,365
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics123 81,365,071 116,465,076
Fossil fuel power generation6 1,956,383 4,587,795
Fuel Cell Technology17 12,851,077 31,469,258
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics135 60,200,785 189,449,969
Geometry & Topology63 21,933,584 62,648,029
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology52 29,752,051 117,234,250
Graphics and Visualisation36 16,393,638 57,946,701
Ground Engineering33 17,355,456 42,426,693
Human Communication in ICT13 3,029,765 13,941,855
Human-Computer Interaction166 78,422,737 267,374,846
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors14 10,740,761 20,478,166
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems110 45,945,327 171,528,040
Image and Vision Computing78 37,500,248 146,312,627
Information Systems171 81,667,963 277,508,720
Infrastructure and urban systems71 52,662,856 158,290,004
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena58 19,352,166 73,568,113
Logic and Combinatorics27 5,859,509 27,823,254
Manufacturing Technologies311 232,030,343 582,158,363
Marine Wave and Tidal23 28,746,760 57,733,787
Materials Engineering - Ceramics22 10,555,007 61,407,448
Materials Engineering - Composites67 42,932,233 122,844,148
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys69 69,095,058 156,908,709
Materials For Energy Applications118 65,025,305 242,932,183
Mathematical Analysis97 40,043,740 87,479,383
Mathematical Aspects of Operational Research2 1,575,169 5,359,156
Mathematical biology42 22,610,549 99,686,083
Mathematical Physics36 7,208,675 32,918,555
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)134 97,934,018 193,843,841
Microelectronics Design31 13,817,740 52,366,013
Microelectronics Device Technology54 32,694,078 112,493,381
Microsystems36 11,859,232 51,628,256
Music and Acoustic Technology18 10,345,446 28,074,855
Natural Language Processing26 11,377,811 49,556,040
Non-Linear Systems28 10,136,952 46,986,127
Nuclear Fission88 83,085,430 100,468,006
Number Theory25 14,026,169 38,114,357
Numerical Analysis56 26,682,093 80,557,735
Operational research61 35,132,399 189,702,410
Optical Communications33 26,190,729 80,726,680
Optical Devices and Subsystems42 33,130,347 103,199,175
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits90 61,539,658 192,164,805
Out of EPSRC Remit13 49,003,395 69,947,276
Particle Technology32 24,093,916 73,306,078
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems78 65,557,435 132,051,329
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing87 28,876,200 115,777,132
Photonic Materials120 77,048,189 211,969,308
Plasma and Lasers65 39,386,096 58,056,821
Polymer Materials99 53,683,862 195,564,827
Process Systems: Components and Integration102 70,393,416 227,928,401
Programming Languages and Compilers71 24,063,961 86,333,132
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems69 169,731,241 203,715,884
Quantum Fluids and Solids13 5,532,348 13,229,668
Quantum Optics and Information92 42,516,110 126,483,638
Resource Efficiency3 1,945,218 11,168,217
RF & Microwave Devices72 27,656,214 61,103,069
RF & MW Communications52 20,256,098 63,825,082
Robotics98 83,257,768 207,033,730
Sensors and Instrumentation106 43,104,113 141,344,363
Software Engineering97 41,238,272 130,403,076
Solar Technology48 34,066,064 87,565,050
Speech Technology7 6,431,372 15,833,919
Spintronics41 19,598,451 67,324,820
Statistics and Applied Probability80 94,925,895 223,633,795
Structural Engineering46 30,713,116 96,532,704
Superconductivity40 11,888,689 66,829,908
Surface Science26 7,004,005 29,043,636
Synthetic Biology51 43,146,761 88,584,425
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry47 18,238,242 57,718,727
Synthetic Organic Chemistry95 55,124,418 141,341,347
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry53 25,845,490 86,019,896
Theoretical Computer Science107 37,510,831 124,744,613
Verification and Correctness80 27,790,797 121,627,331
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses23 5,754,314 18,933,042
Water Engineering55 48,127,307 83,908,904
Whole Energy Systems27 44,935,637 93,296,210
Wind Power28 37,734,879 66,701,215