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EPSRC Support By Socio-economic Theme

EPSRC classifies the research it supports by socio-economic theme. This taxonomy has been used to classify all grants current on 1st January 2003 or received after this date.

Please note that the assignment of a theme to a grant indicates that the theme may apply in whole or in part to the research activity of that grant. This means that the values of grants within a classification should not be totalled to find the total investment in that area or to compare investment between areas of research. The value shown for each grant is always the total awarded, not the proportion attributed to the individual socio-economic theme.
Socio-economic ThemeNumber of GrantsValue (£)
Big Data Analytics38 94,768,159
Climate Change30 82,262,010
CO2Chem GC3 1,442,528
Crime Prevention and Personal Security81 71,091,740
Cross-Disciplinarity and Co-Creation30 63,424,754
Cross-ICT: MACDES13 13,188,623
Cross-ICT: New and Emerging10 32,989,898
Cross-ICT: Photonics for Future Systems19 17,619,953
Cross-ICT: TI344 48,308,444
Cross-ICT: Working Together64 73,232,921
Culture21 58,411,702
Data-Enabled Decision Making9 14,631,634
Defence95 162,531,854
Dial A Molecule GC42 52,087,796
Digital Economy136 227,706,760
Directed Assembly GC28 32,129,190
Energy578 961,965,683
Eng GC - Atoms to applications17 257,154,159
Eng GC - Cities33 131,155,502
Eng GC - Risk and resilience48 58,677,284
Eng GC - Water33 58,846,211
Forensics7 10,224,287
Future Intelligent Technologies23 41,938,824
Health516 768,387,597
Healthcare GC - Developing Future Therapies135 221,148,178
Healthcare GC - Frontiers of Physical Intervention92 124,865,061
Healthcare GC - Optimising Treatment207 275,041,046
Healthcare GC - Transforming Community Health and Care51 107,696,600
International Development8 13,332,747
Leisure6 19,927,277
Manufacturing Research410 887,626,051
Mobility23 47,053,650
Nanotechnology81 105,029,283
New and Emerging Areas7 36,844,591
No relevance to Socio-economic Themes1,080 867,473,531
People at the Heart of ICT13 16,212,002
Physics GC - Far from Equilibrium55 53,184,734
Physics GC - Nanoscale Design58 293,205,880
Physics GC - Physics of Life31 32,309,049
Physics GC - Quantum Technologies106 129,889,040
Safe and Secure ICT28 45,515,672
Sustainability155 271,537,221
Transport17 98,992,171
Urban Living32 39,994,387
Wealth11 38,372,752

The grant value may include the cost of access to facilities (these funds are not awarded to the grant holding organisation).