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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 (£)
Algebra103 20,774,255 75,676,960
Analytical Science158 69,886,134 228,000,644
Antihydrogen7 8,979,223 9,263,929
Architecture and Operating Systems91 26,212,076 96,246,422
Artificial Intelligence Technologies270 169,262,609 489,131,751
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics63 42,101,605 92,398,156
Bioenergy9 16,144,465 41,067,363
Biological Informatics24 6,830,525 38,328,436
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering92 68,451,885 230,155,659
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics140 68,226,188 176,711,373
Built Environment38 16,688,948 46,475,371
Carbon Capture and Storage15 27,968,002 60,886,530
Catalysis175 87,885,836 254,612,846
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry130 61,016,140 179,833,981
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms69 33,249,314 110,290,283
Chemical Structure2 1,102,020 7,979,010
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)200 108,550,915 264,872,502
Coastal and Waterway Engineering22 7,373,790 23,277,938
Cold Atoms and Molecules27 17,253,050 34,227,418
Combustion Engineering24 8,822,869 25,137,740
Complex Fluids & Rheology39 20,792,481 63,525,547
Complexity Science5 3,980,596 17,265,107
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry85 36,949,094 137,058,648
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure93 35,322,849 136,657,875
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials104 35,664,025 157,325,734
Continuum Mechanics66 18,080,006 76,359,030
Control Engineering55 23,321,203 106,381,084
Databases20 7,764,767 25,245,751
Digital Signal Processing44 17,138,353 70,237,085
Displays2 1,296,329 8,728,388
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics33 28,375,842 60,047,464
Electrochemical Sciences52 12,593,754 67,629,024
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)92 76,732,910 155,644,649
Energy Networks34 27,281,259 61,390,503
Energy Storage69 176,900,163 243,970,768
Engineering Design77 50,296,521 146,877,383
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics157 79,729,529 136,151,067
Fossil fuel power generation1 1,409,441 3,523,603
Fuel Cell Technology8 7,445,755 23,880,945
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics160 69,388,859 255,488,358
Geometry & Topology114 29,153,130 88,560,827
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology45 29,386,044 146,382,626
Graphics and Visualisation29 15,253,044 55,649,415
Ground Engineering35 17,369,705 39,579,397
Human Communication in ICT16 6,475,147 17,879,271
Human-Computer Interaction132 71,493,168 216,825,166
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors53 37,893,909 75,640,538
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems103 34,394,541 154,160,618
Image and Vision Computing77 29,218,709 101,293,786
Information Systems125 65,355,922 213,640,656
Infrastructure and Urban Systems53 34,182,175 84,393,286
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena47 15,313,878 62,211,501
Logic and Combinatorics57 12,112,291 55,819,966
Manufacturing Technologies319 269,169,157 637,985,097
Marine Wave and Tidal32 28,715,589 60,851,236
Materials Engineering - Ceramics28 15,741,657 109,610,413
Materials Engineering - Composites81 49,496,284 186,764,683
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys72 56,361,373 189,161,640
Materials For Energy Applications118 48,554,756 247,291,937
Mathematical Analysis149 48,612,644 122,868,029
Mathematical Aspects of Operational Research1 17,448 58,159
Mathematical biology63 22,290,653 81,753,230
Mathematical Physics60 10,860,417 52,626,638
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)127 88,929,233 192,735,563
Microelectronics Design44 16,787,589 74,499,793
Microelectronics Device Technology71 28,965,419 107,254,637
Microsystems35 9,939,547 47,027,418
Music and Acoustic Technology23 9,585,025 24,098,709
Natural Language Processing44 18,240,992 80,877,487
Non-Linear Systems60 12,630,013 66,601,875
Nuclear Fission95 139,526,894 149,508,047
Number Theory42 13,236,873 51,957,413
Numerical Analysis78 30,767,313 104,315,416
Operational research67 41,147,355 185,881,793
Optical Communications27 23,165,602 80,093,909
Optical Devices and Subsystems73 55,473,672 155,345,801
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits83 71,326,323 193,873,517
Out of EPSRC Remit38 56,668,270 83,089,956
Particle Technology53 22,061,482 89,786,306
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems89 62,297,406 147,463,956
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing68 25,640,219 96,590,731
Photonic Materials99 57,314,418 226,993,501
Plasma and Lasers28 24,545,407 30,089,253
Polymer Materials101 50,645,894 230,273,447
Process Systems: Components and Integration97 65,671,432 233,808,256
Programming Languages and Compilers77 22,069,836 75,470,502
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems78 152,598,398 184,311,049
Quantum Fluids and Solids10 5,253,974 11,420,855
Quantum Optics and Information62 37,907,918 99,675,874
RF & Microwave Devices49 21,976,585 59,306,236
RF & MW Communications42 17,008,432 56,668,565
Robotics78 65,382,765 159,766,743
Sensors and Instrumentation137 52,122,765 163,412,210
Software Engineering120 35,852,412 127,967,687
Solar Technology54 31,151,125 62,146,803
Speech Technology13 5,798,537 18,946,636
Spintronics60 23,130,653 76,789,136
Statistics and Applied Probability124 79,414,179 182,638,670
Structural Engineering53 39,881,260 84,781,874
Superconductivity41 11,177,512 93,357,922
Surface Science44 14,002,744 51,764,621
Synthetic Biology46 42,013,965 102,211,929
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry63 16,123,735 59,543,715
Synthetic Organic Chemistry109 57,000,382 155,775,387
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry52 23,301,660 77,310,921
Theoretical Computer Science108 37,859,718 118,778,591
UK Magnetic Fusion Research Programme1 14,000,000 14,000,000
Verification and Correctness99 30,957,571 108,575,390
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses23 5,066,773 17,041,047
Water Engineering23 29,463,532 42,825,421
Whole Energy Systems47 48,275,861 91,617,933
Wind Power29 27,320,166 57,541,963