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EPSRC Support By Theme

Capability Themes
EPSRC’s support for excellent, long-term disciplinary and multidisciplinary research, in engineering and the physical sciences.

Please Note: Challenge theme funding that is delivered by the Capability themes is excluded from the table below.

National Capability ThemeNumber of GrantsProportional Value (£)
Engineering507 341,083,746
Information and Communication Technologies483 337,626,590
Mathematical Sciences546 241,866,101
Physical Sciences682 539,568,966
Research Infrastructure380 168,625,680

Total Number of Grants: 2,598
Total Value of Grants: £1,628,771,083

Challenge Themes
EPSRC’s support for research to help solve some of the most serious global, economic and societal challenges facing the UK.

The grants values listed below include Challenge theme funding that is delivered by the Capability themes.

Challenge ThemeNumber of GrantsProportional Value (£)
Digital Economy65 63,826,341
Energy279 293,326,632
Global Uncertainties48 25,342,615
Healthcare Technologies290 274,293,876
Living with Environmental Change6 4,115,417
Manufacturing the Future225 331,718,491
Quantum Technologies61 164,466,667

Total Number of Grants: 974
Total Value of Grants: £1,157,090,040

Non Theme Specific Funding
Some types of funding (large training awards such as the Doctoral Training Accounts or Institutional type awards) cannot be easily and immediately (at the time of award) attributed to individual Capability or Challenge themes. However, to allow a fuller comparison of the funding portfolio by theme, the value and number of such awards, are reported in this table. Where possible, the funding listed in this table will be attributed to individual Capability and Challenge themes in due course.

Non Theme SpecificNumber of GrantsValue (£)
114 59,425,248