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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 Analytics46 100,947,056
Climate Change32 95,454,279
CO2Chem GC6 4,316,183
Crime Prevention and Personal Security60 81,024,292
Cross-Disciplinarity and Co-Creation55 115,531,058
Cross-ICT: MACDES5 8,581,298
Cross-ICT: New and Emerging34 42,171,619
Cross-ICT: Photonics for Future Systems13 27,804,441
Cross-ICT: TI317 28,327,054
Cross-ICT: Working Together30 55,714,965
Culture25 67,254,947
Data-Enabled Decision Making42 70,998,017
Defence79 207,997,791
Dial A Molecule GC40 58,826,147
Digital Economy124 237,458,222
Directed Assembly GC17 21,217,489
Energy544 980,448,605
Eng GC - Atoms to applications15 108,128,021
Eng GC - Cities35 73,164,657
Eng GC - Risk and resilience74 106,946,729
Eng GC - Water32 49,736,404
Forensics3 13,703,965
Future Intelligent Technologies43 116,915,997
Health409 648,350,684
Healthcare GC - Developing Future Therapies1 251,632
Healthcare GC – Developing New Therapies137 231,654,822
Healthcare GC - Expanding the Frontiers of Physical Intervention74 117,196,568
Healthcare GC - Frontiers of Physical Intervention4 17,969,593
Healthcare GC - Optimising Disease Prediction, Diagnosis and Intervention52 100,982,035
Healthcare GC - Optimising Treatment10 14,647,013
Healthcare GC - Transforming Health and Care Beyond the Hospital213 286,262,835
International Development16 16,623,020
Leisure4 15,035,202
Manufacturing Research421 758,114,768
Mobility22 78,496,450
Nanotechnology80 145,273,778
New and Emerging Areas10 39,005,299
No relevance to Socio-economic Themes1,267 1,140,770,309
People at the Heart of ICT37 38,029,459
Physics GC - Far from Equilibrium35 35,380,997
Physics GC - Nanoscale Design44 138,519,399
Physics GC - Physics of Life31 49,651,120
Physics GC - Quantum Technologies101 132,271,301
Safe and Secure ICT69 112,038,003
Sustainability131 287,118,576
Transport76 260,353,345
Urban Living26 39,069,655
Wealth14 32,365,030

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