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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 (£)
Algebra64 13,632,318 47,147,995
Analytical Science124 63,012,794 202,266,818
Antihydrogen13 13,849,213 14,139,032
Architecture and Operating Systems78 20,567,621 107,010,710
Artificial Intelligence Technologies211 172,890,626 508,721,371
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics60 42,042,780 93,945,835
Bioenergy14 12,801,117 24,948,414
Biological Informatics28 8,936,875 47,215,466
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering99 62,789,518 196,915,900
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics132 51,753,230 147,549,053
Built Environment39 26,358,387 64,607,353
Carbon Capture and Storage12 17,356,431 33,664,775
Catalysis164 74,315,638 208,755,810
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry120 57,833,866 177,274,762
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms73 26,946,388 104,953,582
Chemical Structure12 2,709,214 14,995,259
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)184 101,280,158 253,494,075
Coastal and Waterway Engineering36 11,132,836 29,302,488
Cold Atoms and Molecules32 17,515,495 45,550,374
Combustion Engineering21 7,868,976 20,279,892
Complex Fluids & Rheology28 22,919,222 60,216,401
Complexity Science11 6,772,374 26,907,641
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry79 30,988,529 110,885,056
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure118 39,926,251 137,542,127
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials94 37,251,511 139,873,992
Continuum Mechanics35 13,538,165 56,577,187
Control Engineering39 19,318,555 88,125,737
Databases18 10,040,938 29,283,930
Digital Signal Processing50 18,375,550 68,114,853
Displays4 1,872,280 11,592,627
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics32 31,024,146 55,239,729
Electrochemical Sciences26 8,701,762 40,146,305
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)75 70,639,240 127,574,351
Energy Networks36 35,557,197 60,277,683
Energy Storage69 117,699,261 166,091,134
Engineering Design82 43,865,368 133,666,356
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics134 75,215,303 118,703,224
Fossil fuel power generation2 1,401,433 3,553,533
Fuel Cell Technology13 9,279,586 22,098,594
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics155 61,300,672 212,394,702
Geometry & Topology67 21,669,961 59,660,204
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology49 30,242,075 126,995,115
Graphics and Visualisation34 17,291,511 59,535,263
Ground Engineering28 15,278,328 40,244,618
Human Communication in ICT13 3,271,788 14,181,021
Human-Computer Interaction140 70,553,990 249,650,547
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors10 13,943,951 23,252,499
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems96 42,314,372 159,624,371
Image and Vision Computing78 41,996,110 147,926,288
Information Systems140 72,065,433 245,498,835
Infrastructure and Urban Systems65 50,821,176 153,986,967
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena59 19,605,544 81,564,467
Logic and Combinatorics27 6,527,026 29,924,216
Manufacturing Technologies320 240,089,967 571,052,387
Marine Wave and Tidal18 24,138,251 53,305,278
Materials Engineering - Ceramics32 13,776,683 83,663,777
Materials Engineering - Composites71 48,087,654 147,829,384
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys74 52,251,185 156,765,910
Materials For Energy Applications137 65,347,429 247,442,622
Mathematical Analysis100 38,991,510 87,855,504
Mathematical Aspects of Operational Research1 17,448 58,159
Mathematical biology39 23,074,557 100,148,092
Mathematical Physics38 6,956,349 31,144,405
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)135 106,286,105 215,157,075
Microelectronics Design32 13,615,069 57,536,888
Microelectronics Device Technology55 29,351,617 101,096,370
Microsystems35 11,164,357 50,627,168
Music and Acoustic Technology19 7,926,676 19,206,270
Natural Language Processing37 13,323,949 62,964,528
Non-Linear Systems23 9,006,056 43,084,711
Nuclear Fission79 65,778,091 82,634,215
Number Theory28 11,278,787 35,418,386
Numerical Analysis51 26,345,356 78,616,248
Operational research61 36,966,409 183,435,728
Optical Communications36 26,974,049 85,560,048
Optical Devices and Subsystems65 38,850,368 124,269,250
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits98 65,768,970 194,154,792
Out of EPSRC Remit33 53,131,345 77,777,878
Particle Technology39 23,987,504 82,379,614
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems88 67,365,304 136,686,911
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing74 26,290,608 107,561,078
Photonic Materials134 79,669,950 229,259,919
Plasma and Lasers52 35,632,923 54,233,978
Polymer Materials113 52,861,686 217,952,275
Process Systems: Components and Integration100 62,519,923 213,917,240
Programming Languages and Compilers92 22,661,572 84,191,399
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems71 135,826,963 174,337,937
Quantum Fluids and Solids9 5,120,830 11,247,605
Quantum Optics and Information75 40,906,401 123,540,772
Resource Efficiency1 537,464 5,374,638
RF & Microwave Devices67 23,357,281 61,199,695
RF & MW Communications53 21,477,046 66,473,529
Robotics88 86,363,345 214,471,000
Sensors and Instrumentation118 49,582,926 166,523,012
Software Engineering121 33,092,984 119,574,872
Solar Technology46 31,456,350 61,781,726
Speech Technology11 6,164,951 17,413,577
Spintronics50 20,084,734 76,934,356
Statistics and Applied Probability83 96,318,394 224,373,736
Structural Engineering50 31,527,060 73,819,894
Superconductivity42 12,254,526 76,083,010
Surface Science27 7,966,167 31,574,237
Synthetic Biology43 36,757,813 80,808,086
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry58 16,926,884 65,089,642
Synthetic Organic Chemistry125 60,809,996 170,387,776
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry69 28,719,333 94,204,720
Theoretical Computer Science107 36,910,006 121,462,329
UK Magnetic Fusion Research Programme1 43,231,603 43,231,603
Verification and Correctness83 28,760,476 123,131,265
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses27 6,648,335 22,525,040
Water Engineering43 37,425,959 59,135,615
Whole Energy Systems31 47,381,527 74,728,147
Wind Power29 33,236,914 62,430,319