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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 (£)
Algebra59 13,160,167 45,900,285
Analytical Science107 59,333,640 148,310,904
Antihydrogen10 7,272,104 7,551,076
Architecture and Operating Systems53 18,798,532 85,798,764
Artificial Intelligence Technologies156 85,064,867 280,856,402
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics52 32,757,911 72,629,577
Bioenergy18 12,987,567 18,918,086
Biological Informatics28 8,793,497 37,713,617
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering98 52,372,009 163,278,988
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics113 30,990,391 88,837,819
Built Environment37 27,899,495 75,219,071
Carbon Capture and Storage18 14,954,484 20,248,388
Catalysis123 55,738,908 134,833,313
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry87 34,279,412 93,831,518
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms65 20,718,574 74,823,039
Chemical Structure15 4,975,777 19,853,246
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)166 103,659,951 218,329,443
Coastal and Waterway Engineering42 13,768,126 25,205,430
Cold Atoms and Molecules31 14,765,843 34,578,964
Combustion Engineering14 4,442,409 9,135,987
Complex Fluids & Rheology40 20,917,073 58,687,737
Complexity Science25 13,707,547 46,153,076
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry75 26,186,075 79,251,288
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure97 33,047,550 96,017,942
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials80 27,100,179 104,456,788
Continuum Mechanics36 12,093,929 49,885,449
Control Engineering46 15,820,493 65,028,413
Databases16 9,281,429 30,088,932
Digital Signal Processing67 24,329,303 80,704,076
Displays4 1,872,280 11,592,627
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics25 14,657,168 27,032,615
Electrochemical Sciences18 5,970,808 22,457,105
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)69 72,308,784 137,440,169
Energy Networks39 45,054,851 92,421,363
Energy Storage68 109,911,172 168,636,972
Engineering Design70 38,303,338 105,640,460
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics125 72,725,914 106,650,661
Fossil fuel power generation9 2,761,024 6,817,909
Fuel Cell Technology18 11,585,107 25,615,467
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics131 51,117,171 158,393,913
Geometry & Topology65 19,677,116 57,487,982
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology52 29,533,449 112,214,136
Graphics and Visualisation33 13,187,000 45,728,522
Ground Engineering35 17,251,855 41,150,103
Human Communication in ICT13 3,029,765 13,941,855
Human-Computer Interaction144 62,456,005 209,019,391
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors14 6,106,705 13,877,901
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems109 44,019,062 148,218,492
Image and Vision Computing71 37,381,399 132,322,876
Information Systems157 74,179,437 225,657,504
Infrastructure and urban systems63 40,198,647 90,482,019
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena57 19,230,565 72,352,110
Logic and Combinatorics29 6,197,674 28,564,898
Manufacturing Technologies294 212,908,947 528,153,346
Marine Wave and Tidal19 17,139,375 29,945,285
Materials Engineering - Ceramics22 10,555,007 61,407,448
Materials Engineering - Composites67 38,268,526 99,082,703
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys69 59,938,704 136,471,384
Materials For Energy Applications113 60,338,415 210,839,778
Mathematical Analysis86 30,261,179 61,535,950
Mathematical biology42 19,982,576 57,310,822
Mathematical Physics34 6,841,911 32,044,354
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)132 88,451,781 157,374,477
Microelectronics Design31 12,565,200 47,705,430
Microelectronics Device Technology52 25,942,820 80,479,231
Microsystems39 12,640,835 57,520,727
Music and Acoustic Technology12 7,670,891 19,778,366
Natural Language Processing18 5,636,764 16,540,543
Non-Linear Systems29 10,261,657 47,169,533
Nuclear Fission76 75,630,215 84,343,109
Number Theory22 10,295,397 31,896,637
Numerical Analysis53 16,773,677 62,664,039
Operational research63 31,612,061 143,897,166
Optical Communications31 20,387,228 65,395,830
Optical Devices and Subsystems42 36,018,933 105,584,367
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits84 51,803,060 139,783,950
Out of EPSRC Remit8 3,701,812 7,595,575
Particle Technology31 20,239,780 55,993,379
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems81 61,392,026 119,744,644
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing82 19,444,177 82,559,355
Photonic materials120 73,893,703 194,173,021
Plasma and Lasers66 40,342,523 60,317,356
Polymer Materials100 46,029,714 171,286,234
Process Systems: Components and Integration96 66,917,917 190,076,647
Programming Languages and Compilers68 21,447,391 68,377,352
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems117 189,050,696 209,779,925
Quantum Fluids and Solids13 5,532,348 13,229,668
Quantum Optics and Information91 37,099,709 105,974,595
Resource Efficiency20 8,883,858 37,004,734
RF & Microwave Devices68 26,260,675 54,369,743
RF & MW Communications51 19,910,910 62,687,054
Robotics88 70,219,393 181,831,103
Sensors and Instrumentation98 34,753,260 119,309,801
Software Engineering89 37,212,237 93,044,323
Solar Technology51 35,691,128 85,139,033
Speech Technology5 2,368,544 3,522,321
Spintronics43 18,784,142 56,898,854
Statistics and Applied Probability74 67,657,742 150,778,169
Structural Engineering44 28,791,220 87,091,723
Superconductivity40 12,170,455 67,477,585
Surface Science25 6,849,059 28,352,815
Synthetic Biology48 36,467,724 72,405,776
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry46 17,225,975 45,202,018
Synthetic Organic Chemistry82 37,089,658 92,426,632
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry48 24,026,674 72,891,682
Theoretical computer science104 33,644,238 96,004,943
Verification and Correctness75 22,970,936 90,552,454
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses24 5,489,162 17,983,160
Water Engineering48 37,063,308 67,991,129
Whole Energy Systems25 43,803,383 90,788,061
Wind Power26 27,798,634 42,333,848