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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 (£)
Algebra94 18,945,847 71,697,845
Analytical Science145 67,013,670 223,957,926
Antihydrogen12 13,676,389 13,793,386
Architecture and Operating Systems85 25,359,837 108,669,557
Artificial Intelligence Technologies257 191,561,509 539,218,274
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics61 39,614,718 87,026,705
Bioenergy13 16,479,744 41,937,813
Biological Informatics26 8,178,638 45,733,630
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering105 63,868,713 213,556,757
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics140 56,487,611 161,035,949
Built Environment36 17,486,269 51,498,456
Carbon Capture and Storage14 24,777,885 55,216,041
Catalysis190 82,353,437 246,345,972
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry135 63,268,058 182,091,454
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms66 33,238,260 104,295,764
Chemical Structure4 1,602,721 11,869,721
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)198 97,850,178 249,602,499
Coastal and Waterway Engineering29 8,838,422 25,794,035
Cold Atoms and Molecules27 16,938,077 34,197,118
Combustion Engineering22 7,336,511 19,815,580
Complex Fluids & Rheology39 20,995,212 66,351,115
Complexity Science9 5,189,973 19,517,431
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry73 35,201,353 134,166,207
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure109 41,061,174 152,322,954
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials122 42,636,396 170,899,646
Continuum Mechanics52 17,192,504 74,645,784
Control Engineering45 21,373,882 105,024,127
Databases19 8,168,321 25,546,360
Digital Signal Processing45 17,780,170 62,102,282
Displays3 1,702,695 10,760,218
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics36 31,409,318 57,828,641
Electrochemical Sciences45 13,266,687 61,448,152
End Use Energy Demand (Energy Efficiency)85 79,267,775 143,414,123
Energy Networks31 33,384,046 58,364,353
Energy Storage63 140,436,160 202,647,466
Engineering Design73 48,085,460 139,050,472
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics156 85,526,686 131,083,515
Fossil fuel power generation2 1,429,422 3,623,506
Fuel Cell Technology10 8,157,160 23,163,342
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics170 67,379,869 248,824,913
Geometry & Topology93 26,545,206 83,911,421
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology52 32,180,170 145,605,161
Graphics and Visualisation32 16,084,558 57,465,258
Ground Engineering27 13,214,710 37,763,819
Human Communication in ICT9 2,690,737 9,853,911
Human-Computer Interaction130 71,051,688 257,113,160
Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors17 24,648,776 52,443,698
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems92 34,089,714 137,972,782
Image and Vision Computing88 40,281,331 149,238,414
Information Systems140 67,464,111 231,449,583
Infrastructure and Urban Systems55 35,086,307 88,728,050
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena54 15,465,207 64,966,854
Logic and Combinatorics53 12,525,723 55,157,742
Manufacturing Technologies321 247,988,385 595,533,275
Marine Wave and Tidal26 30,855,838 58,972,657
Materials Engineering - Ceramics30 15,375,089 101,462,497
Materials Engineering - Composites78 46,024,352 164,766,889
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys79 56,514,676 182,705,154
Materials For Energy Applications146 61,327,374 276,387,481
Mathematical Analysis131 45,794,386 115,168,794
Mathematical Aspects of Operational Research1 17,448 58,159
Mathematical biology45 20,117,589 75,207,009
Mathematical Physics58 11,149,235 51,320,292
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)137 99,229,820 205,734,508
Microelectronics Design41 17,055,415 74,213,921
Microelectronics Device Technology71 31,538,728 117,456,500
Microsystems37 10,645,001 48,218,887
Music and Acoustic Technology22 9,448,903 21,035,494
Natural Language Processing43 16,280,317 76,057,770
Non-Linear Systems37 11,935,959 62,857,928
Nuclear Fission87 86,380,059 103,556,958
Number Theory43 13,925,865 53,472,854
Numerical Analysis69 29,151,644 100,179,074
Operational research70 40,051,370 176,324,590
Optical Communications32 22,990,419 76,181,436
Optical Devices and Subsystems71 44,969,856 137,234,602
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits91 59,794,582 180,840,599
Out of EPSRC Remit34 54,710,658 80,410,440
Particle Technology47 20,811,237 85,921,192
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems90 65,511,711 147,729,508
Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing64 23,783,196 97,806,875
Photonic Materials130 77,820,998 252,550,387
Plasma and Lasers35 27,147,824 36,831,223
Polymer Materials116 52,835,516 231,426,701
Process Systems: Components and Integration101 58,845,869 222,780,752
Programming Languages and Compilers80 19,506,386 68,365,481
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems57 138,112,006 166,063,966
Quantum Fluids and Solids10 5,775,234 11,361,178
Quantum Optics and Information70 41,591,323 117,995,639
RF & Microwave Devices48 20,759,119 50,269,656
RF & MW Communications42 15,625,131 53,857,373
Robotics91 91,375,029 231,551,013
Sensors and Instrumentation134 53,224,390 175,918,037
Software Engineering109 31,104,419 112,914,319
Solar Technology52 37,422,325 70,025,362
Speech Technology14 6,684,576 18,881,188
Spintronics64 24,178,477 88,765,334
Statistics and Applied Probability115 79,165,478 184,866,568
Structural Engineering54 35,856,017 83,871,864
Superconductivity43 12,707,384 91,433,259
Surface Science46 13,768,794 52,763,534
Synthetic Biology37 38,199,817 80,252,278
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry71 17,896,588 75,159,018
Synthetic Organic Chemistry128 61,816,996 170,256,566
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry60 23,541,635 82,398,157
Theoretical Computer Science102 37,114,687 113,888,044
UK Magnetic Fusion Research Programme1 43,231,603 43,231,603
Verification and Correctness87 29,940,877 122,922,615
Vision, Hearing and Other Senses25 6,777,874 24,023,661
Water Engineering32 31,616,904 48,548,121
Whole Energy Systems36 50,168,246 77,891,301
Wind Power23 28,854,303 56,918,003