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EPSRC Support by Research Areas in Theme (Research Infrastructure)

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 and value of grants listed below reflects how the theme portfolio in question is currently constituted.

Please note: this is a dynamic database reflecting the current grants portfolio by Research Area within a Theme. Therefore, the number and value of grants within a Research Area will not match exactly the thematic Research Area distributions given at EPSRC's portfolio.

Research AreaNumber of GrantsProportional Value (£)
Algebra1 651,330
Analytical Science45 17,188,664
Antihydrogen8 6,298,056
Artificial Intelligence Technologies7 494,901
Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics6 3,411,028
Bioenergy1 19,981
Biological Informatics5 693,293
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering22 7,562,431
Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics44 8,785,201
Built Environment2 4,840,980
Carbon Capture and Storage2 249,667
Catalysis43 8,033,003
Chemical Biology and Biological Chemistry46 12,598,835
Chemical Reaction Dynamics and Mechanisms25 9,355,002
Chemical Structure8 2,266,367
Clinical Technologies (excluding imaging)27 16,610,610
Coastal and Waterway Engineering1 193,264
Cold Atoms and Molecules17 7,635,318
Combustion Engineering2 987,337
Complex Fluids & Rheology7 6,347,337
Complexity Science2 756,437
Computational & Theoretical Chemistry28 4,544,377
Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure51 7,755,877
Condensed Matter: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials38 17,308,053
Continuum Mechanics6 1,190,353
Control Engineering2 142,751
Digital Signal Processing1 71,608
Electrical Motors and Drive / Electromagnetics3 4,179,987
Electrochemical Sciences8 2,576,815
Energy Storage9 567,794
Engineering Design6 3,247,670
Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics15 8,388,791
Fossil Fuel Power Generation1 19,981
Fuel Cell Technology2 59,976
Functional Ceramics and Inorganics59 12,097,757
Geometry & Topology1 1,519,769
Graphene and Carbon Nanotechnology13 3,422,787
Graphics and Visualisation2 264,363
Ground Engineering1 235,600
Human-Computer Interaction1 30,000
ICT Networks & Distributed Systems2 1,980,154
Image and Vision Computing3 2,317,270
Information Systems1 19,933
Infrastructure and Urban Systems1 235,600
Light Matter Interaction and Optical Phenomena18 4,507,078
Logic and Combinatorics1 752,745
Manufacturing Technologies32 29,923,188
Marine Wave and Tidal2 116,632
Materials Engineering - Ceramics17 5,474,256
Materials Engineering - Composites22 4,976,568
Materials Engineering - Metals & Alloys16 10,187,112
Materials For Energy Applications50 9,124,964
Mathematical Analysis2 474,206
Mathematical Biology1 101,138
Medical Imaging (inc medical image and vision computing)21 11,867,308
Microelectronics Design3 184,794
Microelectronics Device Technology8 5,136,408
Microsystems2 1,074,360
Music and Acoustic Technology1 148,446
Non-Linear Systems2 159,259
Nuclear Fission2 97,409
Numerical Analysis2 226,972
Operational Research3 4,762,772
Optical Communications5 3,618,071
Optical Devices and Subsystems6 3,353,282
Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits23 6,994,659
Out of EPSRC Remit6 389,974
Particle Technology16 2,655,202
Performance and Inspection of Mechanical Structures and Systems9 9,410,091
Photonic Materials36 19,523,979
Plasma and Lasers17 4,765,635
Polymer Materials40 10,209,867
Process Systems: Components and Integration15 6,586,494
Quantum Devices, Components and Systems9 1,761,637
Quantum Fluids and Solids7 3,524,284
Quantum Optics and Information23 9,122,037
RF & Microwave Devices7 3,316,995
RF & MW Communications4 273,299
Robotics3 1,387,973
Sensors and Instrumentation13 3,118,603
Software Engineering1 6,599,477
Solar Technology3 274,869
Speech Technology1 55,667
Spintronics21 7,126,822
Statistics and Applied Probability1 418,390
Structural Engineering10 4,154,055
Superconductivity13 1,423,135
Surface Science16 5,292,566
Synthetic Biology5 611,106
Synthetic Coordination Chemistry17 3,681,521
Synthetic Organic Chemistry29 8,506,924
Synthetic Supramolecular Chemistry24 6,509,707
Water Engineering4 785,679
Wind Power1 30,000