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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 (£)
Algebra62 13,177,228 46,458,865
Analytical Science113 63,105,211 193,626,192
Antihydrogen10 7,892,605 8,145,664
Architecture and Operating Systems54 19,947,047 101,300,923
Artificial Intelligence Technologies188 161,170,642 468,280,938
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics56 35,669,428 81,704,525
Bioenergy21 14,214,589 24,193,559
Biological Informatics30 9,174,964 47,783,455
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering95 65,538,222 188,596,863
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics135 49,099,264 141,151,653
Built Environment38 31,534,009 91,079,620
Carbon Capture and Storage15 19,282,146 34,828,828
Catalysis132 70,084,968 193,663,859
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry105 54,469,953 162,800,363
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms70 24,463,227 101,645,235
Chemical Structure13 4,190,021 18,172,136
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)182 109,006,813 246,627,578
Coastal and Waterway Engineering42 12,562,196 29,452,170
Cold Atoms and Molecules33 14,988,101 45,114,013
Combustion Engineering15 4,741,897 9,617,515
Complex Fluids & Rheology36 25,669,186 64,590,347
Complexity Science13 7,028,291 28,036,759
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry77 28,912,016 106,345,410
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure112 39,216,721 123,514,912
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials88 36,854,370 125,076,730
Continuum Mechanics36 14,332,164 60,603,831
Control Engineering42 15,914,009 77,654,840
Databases18 9,428,414 30,445,471
Digital Signal Processing55 18,617,203 66,825,245
Displays4 1,872,280 11,592,627
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics29 29,533,445 56,832,432
Electrochemical Sciences21 7,811,558 37,686,409
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)68 66,226,291 142,547,309
Energy Networks39 41,484,412 89,158,867
Energy Storage60 107,652,851 179,741,547
Engineering Design73 39,741,185 122,000,681
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics117 83,070,429 124,423,931
Fossil fuel power generation4 1,803,963 4,166,771
Fuel Cell Technology15 12,332,680 28,108,085
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics136 59,744,889 188,792,317
Geometry & Topology64 21,128,825 60,947,775
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology51 29,506,258 117,071,416
Graphics and Visualisation36 16,424,062 58,886,777
Ground Engineering32 17,255,596 42,444,728
Human Communication in ICT12 3,009,536 13,840,711
Human-Computer Interaction147 72,727,180 254,287,964
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors14 11,037,785 21,258,348
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems99 44,125,769 162,355,471
Image and Vision Computing83 37,915,919 145,629,192
Information Systems157 79,882,594 266,550,964
Infrastructure and urban systems69 54,348,070 161,374,632
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena56 18,137,671 71,046,394
Logic and Combinatorics26 5,476,789 28,547,715
Manufacturing Technologies318 233,396,958 585,014,797
Marine Wave and Tidal21 26,373,426 55,360,453
Materials Engineering - Ceramics22 10,290,000 61,459,861
Materials Engineering - Composites69 43,419,692 125,384,593
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys69 70,551,070 159,587,436
Materials For Energy Applications120 61,975,675 241,648,318
Mathematical Analysis91 38,434,003 84,273,863
Mathematical Aspects of Operational Research3 581,876 833,642
Mathematical biology38 23,963,814 99,884,632
Mathematical Physics32 6,317,101 30,389,893
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)138 101,185,382 202,737,966
Microelectronics Design28 12,739,853 50,200,449
Microelectronics Device Technology52 28,732,602 101,174,367
Microsystems34 11,653,251 50,590,051
Music and Acoustic Technology20 8,905,905 23,715,861
Natural Language Processing25 11,181,794 49,628,077
Non-Linear Systems27 9,963,166 46,354,906
Nuclear Fission90 84,125,136 101,507,713
Number Theory25 13,393,531 37,146,799
Numerical Analysis59 27,036,013 80,855,475
Operational research64 35,717,508 183,859,850
Optical Communications31 24,796,666 74,607,322
Optical Devices and Subsystems45 32,744,243 99,663,420
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits91 62,326,081 189,958,115
Out of EPSRC Remit13 49,003,395 69,947,276
Particle Technology33 23,418,735 70,903,232
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems75 66,066,490 132,905,029
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing77 25,800,860 105,086,531
Photonic Materials119 76,475,302 210,925,573
Plasma and Lasers59 37,914,858 56,602,550
Polymer Materials95 52,051,952 193,251,172
Process Systems: Components and Integration97 65,842,309 218,664,630
Programming Languages and Compilers75 24,352,145 87,614,266
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems66 258,555,129 291,550,251
Quantum Fluids and Solids12 5,287,915 12,007,500
Quantum Optics and Information87 43,402,947 123,952,817
Resource Efficiency2 1,782,657 10,355,411
RF & Microwave Devices76 26,641,403 61,557,019
RF & MW Communications51 20,227,805 64,877,107
Robotics97 85,407,728 212,543,351
Sensors and Instrumentation119 45,942,506 151,700,095
Software Engineering91 32,065,591 117,346,357
Solar Technology48 34,884,487 89,508,978
Speech Technology11 6,598,035 16,945,007
Spintronics47 20,407,710 71,265,845
Statistics and Applied Probability85 96,055,524 224,611,782
Structural Engineering49 33,501,644 99,417,691
Superconductivity42 12,366,686 68,886,470
Surface Science26 7,832,923 27,223,350
Synthetic Biology48 37,950,945 76,506,043
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry52 21,193,774 66,955,629
Synthetic Organic Chemistry105 59,038,310 158,440,793
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry57 26,750,564 88,880,788
Theoretical Computer Science105 37,876,907 125,594,950
UK Magnetic Fusion Research Programme1 43,231,603 43,231,603
Verification and Correctness74 26,489,169 119,755,422
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses26 5,715,876 20,315,892
Water Engineering50 43,395,793 71,901,430
Whole Energy Systems28 49,535,970 98,141,365
Wind Power26 36,184,389 65,150,724