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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 (£)
Algebra107 21,271,586 76,878,800
Analytical Science156 68,749,760 227,012,123
Antihydrogen8 9,787,906 10,072,612
Architecture and Operating Systems86 25,216,473 93,012,519
Artificial Intelligence Technologies284 187,512,561 519,307,072
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics64 42,806,508 93,300,230
Bioenergy11 16,499,792 41,856,410
Biological Informatics24 6,776,045 38,180,056
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering93 71,105,777 236,132,769
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics144 70,158,145 178,301,208
Built Environment40 18,542,694 48,426,935
Carbon Capture and Storage15 27,317,535 57,505,071
Catalysis182 89,905,847 258,628,717
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry133 62,079,897 181,262,889
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms69 33,499,019 110,786,922
Chemical Structure3 2,051,813 14,310,962
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)202 108,427,431 266,208,973
Coastal and Waterway Engineering24 7,859,228 24,026,268
Cold Atoms and Molecules26 17,189,980 33,596,718
Combustion Engineering24 8,822,869 25,137,740
Complex Fluids & Rheology36 20,464,762 61,886,953
Complexity Science5 3,980,596 17,265,107
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry85 36,988,721 137,891,557
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure97 38,111,246 140,370,723
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials105 36,441,099 158,159,052
Continuum Mechanics67 18,029,098 77,027,579
Control Engineering55 23,406,579 115,069,050
Databases21 8,050,180 25,721,439
Digital Signal Processing45 17,331,660 71,010,312
Displays3 1,702,695 10,760,218
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics32 28,376,634 60,143,715
Electrochemical Sciences53 14,704,784 74,009,464
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)92 76,569,102 152,362,484
Energy Networks37 28,944,917 62,945,262
Energy Storage71 176,564,176 243,964,293
Engineering Design76 48,741,162 145,050,835
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics162 83,379,605 137,812,145
Fossil fuel power generation1 1,409,441 3,523,603
Fuel Cell Technology9 7,778,879 24,198,007
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics160 68,405,368 247,829,899
Geometry & Topology119 29,916,997 90,359,165
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology46 29,220,838 146,614,964
Graphics and Visualisation29 15,253,044 55,649,415
Ground Engineering34 16,965,885 39,175,577
Human Communication in ICT18 6,524,948 18,014,823
Human-Computer Interaction141 72,405,317 220,758,789
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors52 36,287,972 73,621,070
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems107 36,476,237 158,080,528
Image and Vision Computing78 30,046,716 101,365,207
Information Systems133 65,918,035 223,492,856
Infrastructure and Urban Systems56 35,557,269 86,931,525
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena50 15,501,583 63,632,582
Logic and Combinatorics59 12,090,961 56,772,814
Manufacturing Technologies309 266,513,120 631,260,734
Marine Wave and Tidal32 28,701,467 60,822,991
Materials Engineering - Ceramics29 16,553,733 110,512,720
Materials Engineering - Composites77 49,140,676 184,997,135
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys72 57,254,484 190,712,112
Materials For Energy Applications120 49,484,790 253,081,991
Mathematical Analysis152 49,318,367 123,789,322
Mathematical Aspects of Operational Research1 17,448 58,159
Mathematical biology63 22,813,229 82,973,203
Mathematical Physics64 11,376,532 53,715,236
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)126 90,298,532 191,953,035
Microelectronics Design45 17,340,839 80,032,297
Microelectronics Device Technology71 28,965,419 107,254,637
Microsystems36 10,160,665 46,598,938
Music and Acoustic Technology24 9,610,025 24,148,709
Natural Language Processing45 18,338,184 81,849,408
Non-Linear Systems56 12,492,525 66,065,402
Nuclear Fission96 140,679,521 151,106,945
Number Theory46 13,465,713 52,481,275
Numerical Analysis79 31,130,822 105,531,002
Operational research72 42,457,088 188,917,629
Optical Communications28 23,358,909 80,867,136
Optical Devices and Subsystems74 51,462,175 141,920,999
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits87 68,072,816 185,548,031
Out of EPSRC Remit38 56,668,270 83,089,956
Particle Technology50 21,473,538 88,147,713
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems88 63,007,711 146,609,342
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing72 27,052,090 103,520,687
Photonic Materials99 62,239,088 224,786,244
Plasma and Lasers31 25,798,754 31,744,806
Polymer Materials104 53,737,898 237,917,622
Process Systems: Components and Integration96 65,021,220 232,458,252
Programming Languages and Compilers80 22,200,446 76,170,085
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems80 157,168,705 189,167,292
Quantum Fluids and Solids11 7,291,144 12,890,395
Quantum Optics and Information64 38,467,305 100,682,718
RF & Microwave Devices52 22,832,776 61,017,658
RF & MW Communications44 17,728,780 62,883,720
Robotics79 66,178,813 162,067,166
Sensors and Instrumentation147 52,982,547 169,914,117
Software Engineering116 33,479,492 124,853,624
Solar Technology55 32,101,002 63,096,680
Speech Technology13 5,798,537 18,946,636
Spintronics62 23,581,868 78,345,560
Statistics and Applied Probability128 81,098,293 184,590,448
Structural Engineering54 39,897,061 85,436,870
Superconductivity41 11,003,698 93,166,726
Surface Science42 13,314,294 50,678,371
Synthetic Biology45 41,633,109 101,295,621
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry63 16,375,625 64,906,278
Synthetic Organic Chemistry112 59,119,485 159,021,017
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry53 22,966,829 77,209,019
Theoretical Computer Science113 39,037,565 125,797,722
UK Magnetic Fusion Research Programme1 14,000,000 14,000,000
Verification and Correctness100 30,965,667 108,584,385
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses22 4,964,024 16,013,554
Water Engineering23 29,459,254 42,821,143
Whole Energy Systems48 52,912,414 93,584,825
Wind Power29 27,218,792 57,334,175