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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 Analytics28 83,591,740
Climate Change41 126,239,032
CO2Chem GC1 1,530,291
Crime Prevention and Personal Security10 35,989,075
Cross-Disciplinarity and Co-Creation44 81,168,745
Cross-ICT: New and Emerging28 23,510,207
Cross-ICT: Photonics for Future Systems26 47,381,898
Cross-ICT: TI31 362,646
Cross-ICT: Working Together16 18,707,722
Culture16 48,614,046
Data-Enabled Decision Making65 99,526,323
Defence44 130,216,183
Dial A Molecule GC24 40,562,166
Digital Economy101 230,060,835
Digital Economy: Beyond a Data-Driven Economy7 16,321,295
Digital Economy: Content Creation & Consumption13 40,509,909
Digital Economy: Equitable Digital Society21 51,006,440
Digital Economy: Sustainable Digital Society21 47,719,407
Digital Economy: Trust, Identity, Privacy & Security61 111,844,968
Directed Assembly GC7 15,186,019
Energy423 872,340,253
Eng GC - Atoms to applications10 60,571,319
Eng GC - Cities11 25,703,574
Eng GC - Risk and resilience55 89,059,205
Eng GC - Water11 31,298,143
Forensics1 5,903,131
Future Intelligent Technologies59 119,647,871
Health218 405,903,442
Healthcare GC – Developing New Therapies104 206,742,114
Healthcare GC - Expanding the Frontiers of Physical Intervention55 103,015,785
Healthcare GC - Optimising Disease Prediction, Diagnosis and Intervention82 138,731,219
Healthcare GC - Transforming Health and Care Beyond the Hospital128 245,761,208
Leisure4 11,451,179
Manufacturing Research322 717,717,144
Mobility14 61,282,729
Nanotechnology59 104,183,435
New and Emerging Areas34 39,613,522
No relevance to Socio-economic Themes1,415 1,116,147,313
People at the Heart of ICT36 35,935,323
Physics GC - Far from Equilibrium12 9,518,389
Physics GC - Nanoscale Design23 78,303,233
Physics GC - Physics of Life31 42,807,108
Physics GC - Quantum Technologies115 122,714,924
Safe and Secure ICT85 124,335,517
Sustainability124 319,286,702
Transport92 199,589,915
Urban Living12 22,859,770
Wealth8 25,275,584

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