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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 (£)
Algebra70 14,093,596 48,280,262
Analytical Science136 66,608,466 214,978,531
Antihydrogen12 13,676,389 13,793,386
Architecture and Operating Systems88 25,107,041 112,276,461
Artificial Intelligence Technologies233 179,551,623 516,172,110
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics64 42,770,840 97,039,434
Bioenergy15 13,664,760 26,576,050
Biological Informatics27 8,549,967 46,330,468
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering115 63,598,305 205,144,067
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics139 53,529,822 153,158,781
Built Environment42 26,828,283 67,039,995
Carbon Capture and Storage14 17,635,084 36,103,204
Catalysis186 78,222,875 234,093,186
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry131 59,428,961 186,956,235
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms72 27,922,355 106,420,186
Chemical Structure11 2,431,354 14,537,158
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)194 111,057,673 267,529,053
Coastal and Waterway Engineering37 10,956,448 29,724,930
Cold Atoms and Molecules29 15,608,984 32,829,059
Combustion Engineering25 9,020,248 23,063,667
Complex Fluids & Rheology33 23,966,700 66,207,873
Complexity Science11 6,772,374 26,907,641
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry84 32,290,221 115,980,498
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure116 38,516,743 136,588,980
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials108 36,748,142 146,728,652
Continuum Mechanics40 14,355,485 57,786,111
Control Engineering42 20,432,232 95,335,882
Databases17 8,217,884 24,726,295
Digital Signal Processing52 18,626,523 70,259,723
Displays4 1,872,280 11,592,627
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics35 31,722,218 57,460,921
Electrochemical Sciences32 10,890,488 47,126,943
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)75 70,059,693 127,957,524
Energy Networks35 35,401,595 60,070,214
Energy Storage73 120,416,337 179,713,245
Engineering Design84 45,127,131 140,152,934
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics149 81,453,912 127,897,806
Fossil fuel power generation2 1,401,433 3,553,533
Fuel Cell Technology12 8,918,733 20,294,329
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics174 64,713,350 226,259,297
Geometry & Topology73 22,244,921 60,353,151
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology55 31,088,210 132,474,297
Graphics and Visualisation36 17,356,567 59,711,256
Ground Engineering30 14,473,552 40,351,604
Human Communication in ICT13 4,007,792 16,062,685
Human-Computer Interaction141 71,392,033 258,639,247
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors11 14,083,837 22,044,347
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems100 44,173,783 166,319,804
Image and Vision Computing85 43,793,247 151,021,090
Information Systems138 70,018,445 240,352,700
Infrastructure and Urban Systems69 51,387,597 156,252,650
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena62 20,433,499 84,345,339
Logic and Combinatorics33 7,164,566 31,390,829
Manufacturing Technologies334 248,579,243 595,521,582
Marine Wave and Tidal20 25,581,518 55,281,963
Materials Engineering - Ceramics31 14,848,607 88,910,174
Materials Engineering - Composites79 48,761,912 152,299,478
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys86 56,132,483 168,973,480
Materials For Energy Applications154 70,817,387 271,205,698
Mathematical Analysis99 37,650,756 87,264,030
Mathematical Aspects of Operational Research1 17,448 58,159
Mathematical biology39 22,110,003 99,415,414
Mathematical Physics43 7,297,502 31,404,821
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)134 106,248,819 214,722,426
Microelectronics Design34 14,775,943 60,910,331
Microelectronics Device Technology61 30,297,093 106,938,750
Microsystems35 11,282,105 52,106,281
Music and Acoustic Technology20 8,334,011 19,613,605
Natural Language Processing40 14,873,961 67,549,072
Non-Linear Systems29 9,639,030 44,263,568
Nuclear Fission82 66,749,836 83,605,960
Number Theory31 11,525,156 35,638,123
Numerical Analysis58 25,646,677 79,242,714
Operational research65 39,976,831 196,276,793
Optical Communications39 27,863,156 88,124,662
Optical Devices and Subsystems66 39,907,399 126,305,097
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits104 65,743,306 188,478,158
Out of EPSRC Remit33 54,710,433 79,984,112
Particle Technology43 24,571,850 86,645,758
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems92 72,339,939 149,719,804
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing73 26,355,870 108,241,552
Photonic Materials148 84,035,650 253,114,679
Plasma and Lasers51 36,637,736 55,000,272
Polymer Materials123 54,391,851 234,978,610
Process Systems: Components and Integration104 64,444,087 226,377,210
Programming Languages and Compilers91 20,372,543 76,191,928
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems74 142,532,204 173,688,429
Quantum Fluids and Solids9 5,120,830 11,247,605
Quantum Optics and Information74 37,654,166 112,144,244
Resource Efficiency1 537,464 5,374,638
RF & Microwave Devices67 24,820,145 61,839,078
RF & MW Communications53 21,192,347 67,803,283
Robotics98 94,687,207 234,586,098
Sensors and Instrumentation119 47,868,838 160,437,024
Software Engineering122 33,383,854 117,756,760
Solar Technology47 32,274,087 62,831,418
Speech Technology14 6,620,700 19,692,323
Spintronics49 19,946,382 76,305,134
Statistics and Applied Probability100 79,058,360 190,567,147
Structural Engineering55 35,589,826 82,874,053
Superconductivity41 11,252,608 75,328,071
Surface Science35 10,611,822 38,336,761
Synthetic Biology40 36,565,103 80,940,064
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry69 19,182,156 76,409,860
Synthetic Organic Chemistry131 62,581,786 178,495,668
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry74 29,386,486 99,881,682
Theoretical Computer Science107 35,673,394 114,597,137
UK Magnetic Fusion Research Programme1 43,231,603 43,231,603
Verification and Correctness89 32,815,406 133,038,257
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses26 6,525,002 21,702,818
Water Engineering38 35,349,260 55,892,268
Whole Energy Systems32 47,542,325 75,049,744
Wind Power28 30,891,494 60,618,316