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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 (£)
Algebra60 13,205,558 46,134,838
Analytical Science119 59,925,743 195,915,774
Antihydrogen12 9,378,197 9,668,016
Architecture and Operating Systems73 20,213,432 105,452,021
Artificial Intelligence Technologies208 147,696,210 450,849,039
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics58 37,368,779 87,424,884
Bioenergy17 13,120,892 22,557,260
Biological Informatics29 8,995,199 47,798,705
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering100 60,711,289 181,351,210
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics135 51,590,624 145,488,790
Built Environment40 32,242,998 91,835,778
Carbon Capture and Storage11 16,880,473 31,172,120
Catalysis150 71,219,316 202,744,097
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry119 56,545,178 172,123,558
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms73 27,722,170 105,434,621
Chemical Structure14 3,261,388 16,283,679
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)181 107,385,096 256,134,774
Coastal and Waterway Engineering34 11,380,930 27,637,780
Cold Atoms and Molecules30 15,613,488 43,648,367
Combustion Engineering17 7,367,367 18,949,038
Complex Fluids & Rheology30 24,265,641 62,957,111
Complexity Science13 7,004,010 28,037,637
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry78 30,876,184 111,361,435
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure118 39,434,895 129,984,399
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials88 36,308,161 129,432,955
Continuum Mechanics39 14,109,920 58,818,978
Control Engineering42 16,872,965 77,991,247
Databases18 10,039,729 29,279,096
Digital Signal Processing49 18,404,214 67,734,844
Displays4 1,872,280 11,592,627
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics33 32,349,055 60,394,178
Electrochemical Sciences24 7,836,068 39,046,628
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)68 68,923,058 146,253,695
Energy Networks40 42,438,359 91,853,672
Energy Storage70 122,339,900 197,908,856
Engineering Design83 45,472,069 135,052,507
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics122 72,035,107 113,660,942
Fossil fuel power generation2 1,401,433 3,553,533
Fuel Cell Technology13 10,866,211 22,098,594
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics143 57,704,943 196,944,846
Geometry & Topology67 21,413,831 60,231,690
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology51 29,894,757 119,311,662
Graphics and Visualisation34 17,422,991 60,537,034
Ground Engineering27 15,469,341 40,501,563
Human Communication in ICT13 2,988,532 13,886,710
Human-Computer Interaction143 71,828,877 249,517,867
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors10 12,377,481 20,180,024
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems96 42,986,775 157,892,526
Image and Vision Computing79 41,500,660 148,372,575
Information Systems139 71,901,067 241,469,109
Infrastructure and Urban Systems65 51,512,624 154,641,398
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena54 18,366,197 71,797,326
Logic and Combinatorics26 6,508,217 29,975,569
Manufacturing Technologies313 235,587,273 580,213,803
Marine Wave and Tidal18 24,138,251 53,305,278
Materials Engineering - Ceramics32 13,692,477 75,243,235
Materials Engineering - Composites74 48,690,128 140,923,796
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys74 51,491,886 148,340,534
Materials For Energy Applications134 65,034,245 262,691,729
Mathematical Analysis97 38,320,023 86,677,930
Mathematical Aspects of Operational Research1 0 67,241
Mathematical biology40 23,262,291 101,127,788
Mathematical Physics34 6,684,246 29,767,008
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)132 105,666,749 212,797,477
Microelectronics Design29 12,398,019 50,050,543
Microelectronics Device Technology57 30,873,488 106,347,954
Microsystems32 9,333,946 44,745,806
Music and Acoustic Technology18 7,816,178 18,660,048
Natural Language Processing37 13,162,695 62,551,983
Non-Linear Systems25 9,156,242 43,676,756
Nuclear Fission81 66,325,307 83,202,820
Number Theory27 11,100,801 35,120,133
Numerical Analysis53 26,512,956 79,002,627
Operational research61 36,953,811 183,155,226
Optical Communications36 26,972,598 85,555,214
Optical Devices and Subsystems62 38,259,447 119,865,673
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits97 66,693,985 195,036,742
Out of EPSRC Remit33 53,131,345 77,777,878
Particle Technology41 24,279,052 83,849,437
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems87 66,864,533 134,707,030
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing74 25,723,513 107,481,540
Photonic Materials127 73,927,581 206,538,965
Plasma and Lasers52 31,253,989 49,808,375
Polymer Materials111 51,177,072 199,019,894
Process Systems: Components and Integration95 61,895,358 212,581,884
Programming Languages and Compilers87 22,310,371 82,376,535
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems75 138,587,131 178,075,034
Quantum Fluids and Solids10 5,162,192 11,661,220
Quantum Optics and Information73 39,527,131 115,323,424
Resource Efficiency1 537,464 5,374,638
RF & Microwave Devices71 25,272,236 64,328,803
RF & MW Communications54 22,806,163 67,468,315
Robotics89 83,998,246 205,282,732
Sensors and Instrumentation116 46,203,952 153,059,478
Software Engineering120 33,837,637 121,312,453
Solar Technology46 39,791,955 95,102,624
Speech Technology11 6,164,951 17,413,577
Spintronics48 19,657,744 74,257,853
Statistics and Applied Probability84 75,840,232 183,512,249
Structural Engineering51 32,988,771 100,792,539
Superconductivity42 11,916,004 67,421,949
Surface Science25 7,654,888 30,017,844
Synthetic Biology45 35,899,396 75,280,165
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry57 17,735,646 65,402,061
Synthetic Organic Chemistry120 60,136,364 168,484,676
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry66 27,727,720 92,688,673
Theoretical Computer Science102 36,052,428 120,148,672
UK Magnetic Fusion Research Programme1 43,231,603 43,231,603
Verification and Correctness73 25,820,166 117,715,892
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses27 6,648,335 22,525,040
Water Engineering44 42,839,382 71,020,016
Whole Energy Systems32 49,790,592 101,121,295
Wind Power30 33,306,023 62,568,537