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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 (£)
Algebra58 12,745,827 45,476,742
Analytical Science103 58,120,951 146,498,422
Antihydrogen10 7,272,104 7,551,076
Architecture and Operating Systems55 18,288,216 86,043,663
Artificial Intelligence Technologies166 109,464,492 346,669,091
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics51 32,241,271 71,606,967
Bioenergy18 13,323,484 17,551,826
Biological Informatics29 8,932,960 39,108,249
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering93 51,081,505 160,229,276
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics108 30,767,351 92,530,599
Built Environment36 27,779,481 75,069,054
Carbon Capture and Storage19 15,470,441 30,567,543
Catalysis126 60,596,347 151,955,769
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry84 34,321,033 97,991,578
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms62 20,162,946 73,867,353
Chemical Structure15 4,975,777 19,853,246
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)166 104,787,708 220,544,876
Coastal and Waterway Engineering42 13,201,328 24,797,148
Cold Atoms and Molecules31 14,765,843 34,578,964
Combustion Engineering15 4,816,879 9,202,960
Complex Fluids & Rheology36 19,807,571 53,168,993
Complexity Science22 13,091,513 42,965,517
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry71 25,876,906 82,666,347
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure102 34,950,887 98,766,643
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials79 27,018,120 103,973,313
Continuum Mechanics36 12,066,746 50,141,482
Control Engineering43 15,628,910 68,937,789
Databases17 9,393,345 29,680,891
Digital Signal Processing64 23,577,766 79,129,701
Displays4 1,872,280 11,592,627
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics25 14,657,168 27,032,615
Electrochemical Sciences18 5,970,808 22,457,105
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)65 69,374,621 143,259,402
Energy Networks37 44,446,475 90,426,878
Energy Storage65 107,706,340 173,568,425
Engineering Design69 38,088,210 103,489,177
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics121 72,300,765 103,135,703
Fossil fuel power generation6 2,090,285 4,523,839
Fuel Cell Technology17 12,893,048 26,923,408
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics128 51,176,435 162,940,293
Geometry & Topology64 19,206,759 57,087,887
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology49 28,850,389 109,879,478
Graphics and Visualisation33 13,187,000 45,728,522
Ground Engineering33 16,775,160 40,457,303
Human Communication in ICT13 3,029,765 13,941,855
Human-Computer Interaction144 64,975,659 222,396,833
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors13 5,182,088 12,953,284
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems111 47,630,148 166,474,963
Image and Vision Computing75 38,218,982 135,558,383
Information Systems155 73,305,848 234,579,087
Infrastructure and urban systems65 44,487,879 129,609,381
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena57 19,230,565 72,352,110
Logic and Combinatorics29 6,197,674 28,564,898
Manufacturing Technologies287 217,487,276 541,230,802
Marine Wave and Tidal19 17,139,375 29,945,285
Materials Engineering - Ceramics22 10,555,007 61,407,448
Materials Engineering - Composites62 35,329,787 96,705,610
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys67 62,543,923 146,338,233
Materials For Energy Applications109 59,825,246 210,171,548
Mathematical Analysis86 30,478,974 61,582,265
Mathematical biology43 24,297,087 100,957,377
Mathematical Physics34 6,841,911 32,044,354
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)128 86,252,397 160,908,309
Microelectronics Design30 12,435,560 47,273,296
Microelectronics Device Technology49 26,012,500 79,726,783
Microsystems38 12,487,894 57,072,441
Music and Acoustic Technology13 7,686,037 20,081,272
Natural Language Processing19 6,329,264 30,390,543
Non-Linear Systems27 10,113,154 46,748,150
Nuclear Fission79 68,661,806 77,374,701
Number Theory22 10,313,598 31,676,448
Numerical Analysis53 16,785,613 62,723,722
Operational research64 36,030,032 190,652,241
Optical Communications31 23,302,451 70,195,880
Optical Devices and Subsystems42 36,003,750 105,584,134
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits82 51,673,743 140,035,494
Out of EPSRC Remit1 2,674,002 5,348,003
Particle Technology30 20,190,090 55,744,928
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems79 60,808,777 119,058,470
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing83 24,165,447 95,904,436
Photonic Materials115 73,512,979 193,881,283
Plasma and Lasers66 40,342,523 60,317,356
Polymer Materials94 45,854,481 169,080,899
Process Systems: Components and Integration97 70,706,734 201,632,233
Programming Languages and Compilers69 21,978,158 69,034,138
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems97 186,142,246 206,871,475
Quantum Fluids and Solids13 5,532,348 13,229,668
Quantum Optics and Information91 37,099,709 105,974,595
Resource Efficiency16 7,071,906 29,703,071
RF & Microwave Devices70 26,573,741 54,995,874
RF & MW Communications51 19,974,780 62,899,953
Robotics93 75,274,769 189,935,081
Sensors and Instrumentation100 34,644,676 118,655,974
Software Engineering92 36,958,068 93,917,699
Solar Technology47 32,309,547 81,361,983
Speech Technology5 2,368,544 3,522,321
Spintronics40 18,302,956 55,984,781
Statistics and Applied Probability76 75,485,239 190,585,765
Structural Engineering44 28,780,798 87,217,172
Superconductivity41 12,264,424 68,417,674
Surface Science24 6,748,769 27,851,367
Synthetic Biology48 36,467,724 72,405,776
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry46 18,154,698 50,899,182
Synthetic Organic Chemistry83 37,858,689 92,812,368
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry49 24,279,820 76,968,252
Theoretical Computer Science102 32,775,777 95,485,557
Verification and Correctness75 22,859,218 90,974,341
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses23 5,701,764 18,304,578
Water Engineering48 37,063,308 67,991,129
Whole Energy Systems23 43,324,847 89,148,904
Wind Power25 27,604,190 40,389,408