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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 Analytics47 139,477,436
Climate Change28 92,420,797
CO2Chem GC4 2,972,819
Crime Prevention and Personal Security84 89,005,324
Cross-Disciplinarity and Co-Creation35 84,638,070
Cross-ICT: MACDES10 10,931,615
Cross-ICT: New and Emerging12 36,935,023
Cross-ICT: Photonics for Future Systems20 23,643,566
Cross-ICT: TI339 45,492,220
Cross-ICT: Working Together59 75,951,846
Culture21 64,729,272
Data-Enabled Decision Making17 47,661,035
Defence95 208,511,540
Dial A Molecule GC49 72,688,844
Digital Economy158 268,735,591
Directed Assembly GC28 32,129,190
Energy588 1,064,781,349
Eng GC - Atoms to applications18 236,786,568
Eng GC - Cities33 116,164,311
Eng GC - Risk and resilience59 96,963,622
Eng GC - Water35 74,452,825
Forensics8 15,761,803
Future Intelligent Technologies30 74,175,918
Health507 795,780,247
Healthcare GC - Developing Future Therapies143 239,178,116
Healthcare GC - Frontiers of Physical Intervention88 131,393,592
Healthcare GC - Optimising Treatment203 291,919,275
Healthcare GC - Transforming Community Health and Care51 108,159,237
International Development7 11,331,180
Leisure7 25,436,127
Manufacturing Research428 912,029,322
Mobility27 68,806,079
Nanotechnology85 127,437,295
New and Emerging Areas7 36,844,591
No relevance to Socio-economic Themes1,070 946,909,010
People at the Heart of ICT14 18,261,134
Physics GC - Far from Equilibrium55 54,402,029
Physics GC - Nanoscale Design56 270,070,563
Physics GC - Physics of Life41 52,274,028
Physics GC - Quantum Technologies109 141,951,978
Safe and Secure ICT36 78,695,228
Sustainability153 295,580,500
Transport36 158,653,838
Urban Living32 39,358,344
Wealth10 36,437,959

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