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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 (£)
Algebra101 19,573,675 72,059,474
Analytical Science152 66,525,121 214,558,597
Antihydrogen8 9,790,860 9,790,860
Architecture and Operating Systems102 29,938,764 123,866,448
Artificial Intelligence Technologies288 201,522,223 571,008,809
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics62 43,289,140 92,789,565
Bioenergy11 16,499,792 41,856,410
Biological Informatics25 7,815,088 44,981,240
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering100 67,923,669 224,124,156
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics136 55,638,631 163,197,839
Built Environment40 18,741,257 52,812,439
Carbon Capture and Storage14 26,573,720 56,926,959
Catalysis192 83,370,368 246,433,403
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry140 66,228,139 184,119,632
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms73 34,953,655 108,756,602
Chemical Structure3 2,051,813 14,310,962
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)200 103,958,073 264,946,850
Coastal and Waterway Engineering26 8,330,345 24,776,145
Cold Atoms and Molecules28 18,740,553 35,812,347
Combustion Engineering21 8,320,918 24,197,091
Complex Fluids & Rheology41 21,291,768 67,973,150
Complexity Science5 3,980,596 17,265,107
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry81 36,309,058 138,287,572
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure100 39,089,404 134,320,905
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials113 40,520,171 161,805,969
Continuum Mechanics56 16,910,032 74,802,917
Control Engineering53 24,465,813 117,723,297
Databases20 8,252,169 24,196,078
Digital Signal Processing43 17,339,695 60,802,259
Displays3 1,702,695 10,760,218
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics33 28,735,724 54,667,551
Electrochemical Sciences47 12,620,252 61,514,377
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)93 77,628,607 147,645,524
Energy Networks35 32,067,159 60,364,151
Energy Storage58 165,068,479 229,167,160
Engineering Design79 51,716,972 146,935,780
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics156 82,181,550 135,434,585
Fossil fuel power generation1 1,409,441 3,523,603
Fuel Cell Technology9 8,128,080 23,015,255
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics169 66,938,025 245,395,992
Geometry & Topology104 26,701,254 82,931,556
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology54 30,968,270 147,130,161
Graphics and Visualisation28 15,101,253 55,497,648
Ground Engineering33 16,230,997 41,256,036
Human Communication in ICT14 5,682,849 15,659,492
Human-Computer Interaction136 73,432,516 262,076,153
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors28 30,406,773 66,973,751
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems99 34,565,397 140,742,435
Image and Vision Computing87 34,103,667 141,629,088
Information Systems140 67,996,385 232,933,083
Infrastructure and Urban Systems54 33,965,932 85,461,755
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena52 14,589,653 62,447,069
Logic and Combinatorics53 10,719,584 52,681,104
Manufacturing Technologies321 259,333,831 617,181,863
Marine Wave and Tidal32 31,388,080 66,196,217
Materials Engineering - Ceramics28 15,644,591 102,945,744
Materials Engineering - Composites79 49,139,701 179,128,529
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys75 56,564,085 185,779,961
Materials For Energy Applications135 55,404,380 256,001,873
Mathematical Analysis138 46,645,663 115,695,440
Mathematical Aspects of Operational Research1 17,448 58,159
Mathematical biology54 20,669,877 76,608,287
Mathematical Physics56 10,699,563 50,011,421
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)137 100,482,839 211,370,735
Microelectronics Design46 17,959,506 79,355,219
Microelectronics Device Technology72 29,902,188 107,215,352
Microsystems38 11,297,612 52,552,257
Music and Acoustic Technology21 8,396,532 19,562,772
Natural Language Processing46 18,278,397 81,375,092
Non-Linear Systems43 12,016,729 64,088,678
Nuclear Fission100 140,248,343 147,946,742
Number Theory44 13,339,022 52,241,145
Numerical Analysis75 29,931,359 99,678,472
Operational research71 40,939,550 181,869,113
Optical Communications31 22,799,335 75,540,676
Optical Devices and Subsystems71 47,267,115 129,270,593
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits94 64,789,533 181,215,281
Out of EPSRC Remit38 56,668,270 83,089,956
Particle Technology50 21,509,300 87,081,299
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems94 64,846,723 149,619,091
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing63 23,722,500 93,305,434
Photonic Materials119 71,762,846 243,906,999
Plasma and Lasers31 24,893,027 31,741,314
Polymer Materials110 52,505,753 231,844,988
Process Systems: Components and Integration98 63,474,203 228,121,774
Programming Languages and Compilers90 23,360,196 80,279,440
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems49 138,071,363 160,553,784
Quantum Fluids and Solids9 5,662,886 10,986,682
Quantum Optics and Information70 40,878,106 105,508,588
RF & Microwave Devices46 21,687,776 51,323,507
RF & MW Communications44 15,558,275 54,801,421
Robotics93 93,349,149 234,868,170
Sensors and Instrumentation139 53,742,986 179,970,471
Software Engineering120 33,305,741 124,394,956
Solar Technology57 34,171,230 69,046,305
Speech Technology14 6,685,585 18,884,246
Spintronics63 21,220,464 76,124,501
Statistics and Applied Probability130 80,348,276 185,857,027
Structural Engineering53 35,056,568 83,297,965
Superconductivity41 11,097,544 89,974,355
Surface Science46 13,614,421 51,481,072
Synthetic Biology41 39,748,155 86,616,148
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry70 16,867,972 70,206,844
Synthetic Organic Chemistry122 59,017,063 160,052,436
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry55 21,024,910 70,152,411
Theoretical Computer Science111 38,815,553 119,450,231
UK Magnetic Fusion Research Programme1 43,231,603 43,231,603
Verification and Correctness94 31,162,945 127,339,659
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses24 5,336,180 17,536,619
Water Engineering25 29,789,052 46,509,535
Whole Energy Systems46 51,326,315 86,150,083
Wind Power31 30,925,025 64,746,641