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EPSRC Support By Research Topic
A classification scheme has been developed by the Research Councils which covers all of their remits. The complete list of research topics is shown, but there will be topics that are outside EPSRC's remit. To navigate through the 400 research topics, you can use the initial filter.

We classify grants using one or more research topics. Value is the total value of the grants awarded, not the proportion assigned to different research topics, so it does not show the level of investment in different research areas.

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Research TopicNumber of GrantsValue (£)
Accelerator R&D1 5,443,764
Acoustics11 20,970,089
Aerodynamics93 85,784,619
Agricultural systems1 3,897,947
Algebra & Geometry167 106,252,869
Analytical Science143 231,822,186
Artificial Intelligence312 565,966,536
Assess/Remediate Contamination1 378,287
Astron. & Space Sci. Technol.3 6,543,324
Asymmetric Chemistry12 20,708,751
Atmospheric Kinetics1 6,782,657
Atoms & Ions9 10,349,694
B Physics/Flavour Physics1 5,443,764
Biochemical engineering7 23,922,639
Biochemistry & physiology3 1,583,550
Bioelectronic Devices13 21,243,238
Bioenergy8 37,965,642
Bioinformatics8 11,611,660
Biological & Medicinal Chem.52 91,330,654
Biological membranes1 906,288
Biomaterials90 153,776,770
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation56 75,752,855
Biomedical neuroscience12 18,955,938
Biomedical sciences8 18,958,598
Bionanoscience2 8,401,693
Bionanotechnology3 1,454,081
Biophysics90 117,058,990
Bioprocess Engineering10 29,290,647
Bioreactors1 246,360
Building Ops & Management24 37,101,579
Carbon Capture & Storage17 63,049,583
Cartography and GIS1 6,718,389
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis153 241,019,025
Catalysis & enzymology6 15,162,717
Cells2 626,369
Chemical Biology90 130,432,009
Chemical Structure7 9,864,981
Chemical Synthetic Methodology123 179,651,344
Civil Engineering Materials25 36,135,096
Coastal & Waterway Engineering15 19,631,462
Cognitive Psychology5 3,096,453
Cognitive Science Appl. in ICT2 3,818,682
Cold Atomic Species24 32,827,810
Combustion22 30,178,516
Common Law inc. Commercial Law1 2,671,812
Communication & signalling1 302,860
Complex fluids & soft solids62 90,156,344
Complexity Science4 8,464,780
Composition1 6,240,764
Computational Linguistics30 36,186,392
Computer Graphics & Visual.30 55,834,422
Computer Sys. & Architecture43 75,829,281
Condensed Matter Physics148 185,597,920
Construction Ops & Management13 22,081,698
Continuum Mechanics90 114,946,327
Control Engineering43 83,836,043
Co-ordination Chemistry54 52,696,627
Cosmology4 6,748,174
Criminal Law & Criminology1 2,027,646
Criminology3 10,093,839
Data Handling & Storage1 5,443,764
Design & Testing Technology66 84,087,334
Design Engineering51 101,055,913
Design of Process systems44 127,580,347
Design Processes3 3,553,478
Development (Biosciences)2 600,951
Digital Signal Processing43 70,214,005
Direct Dark Matter Detection1 436,513
Displays1 4,493,487
Drug Formulation & Delivery51 69,117,011
Earth Engineering5 9,881,466
Earth Resources1 4,436,180
Electric Motor & Drive Systems19 53,156,237
Electrochemical Science & Eng.49 68,342,594
Electromagnetics3 1,258,442
Electronic Devices & Subsys.81 116,447,258
Energy - Conventional5 7,946,964
Energy - Marine & Hydropower35 64,612,673
Energy - Nuclear97 150,544,321
Energy Efficiency94 181,980,770
Energy Storage82 255,425,114
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology39 68,352,949
Environment & Health9 3,033,040
Environmental biotechnology1 1,020,945
Environmental economics1 5,560
Environmental Informatics1 50,000
Ethics6 22,019,800
Extra-Galactic Astron.&Cosmol.4 11,730,169
Fluid Dynamics94 87,297,760
Food processing1 3,897,947
Food structure/composition1 956,055
Fuel Cell Technologies14 32,902,883
Fundamentals of Computing172 164,544,286
Fusion7 26,538,807
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions31 64,948,151
Genomics1 3,578,913
Governance1 710,089
Gravitational Waves1 461,770
Ground Engineering32 40,038,011
Heat & Mass Transfer15 16,778,287
High Performance Computing4 2,019,904
Human Communication in ICT21 26,990,933
Human-Computer Interactions130 231,063,492
Image & Vision Computing86 119,879,022
Industrial Organisation (R&D)2 5,330,017
Information & Knowledge Mgmt115 198,900,992
Innovation1 3,334,881
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.120 145,751,172
Intelligent & Expert Systems4 8,599,119
Intelligent Measurement Sys.1 6,022,394
International Relations Theory1 3,551,360
Jurisprudence/Legal Philosophy1 703,616
Knowledge Management1 3,334,881
Lasers & Optics15 22,074,226
Lattice QCD2 6,057,374
Law and economics1 566,774
Law Relating To Property1 566,774
Light-Matter Interactions40 55,906,666
Livestock production1 3,897,947
Logic & Combinatorics58 56,901,197
Macro-molecular delivery3 31,169,813
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena79 84,191,792
Manufact. Business Strategy12 29,278,079
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt78 224,473,187
Manufacturing Machine & Plant231 416,751,366
Materials Characterisation352 522,763,723
Materials Processing82 188,376,788
Materials Synthesis & Growth268 405,043,515
Materials testing & eng.62 95,676,227
Mathematical & Statistic Psych1 1,080,646
Mathematical Analysis163 132,323,168
Mathematical Aspects of OR32 65,429,689
Mathematical Physics63 53,341,420
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.178 261,609,935
Medical Imaging92 105,657,590
Medical science & disease18 28,090,500
Mental Health3 1,704,727
Metabolic engineering2 1,118,194
Microbiology4 7,897,623
Microorganisms1 352,996
Microsystems41 43,939,610
Mining & Minerals Extraction4 6,608,291
Mobile Computing37 61,489,479
Modelling & simul. of IT sys.2 6,516,058
Multimedia1 1,577,223
Multiphase Flow13 22,225,129
Musculoskeletal system1 1,123,553
Music & Acoustic Technology23 24,098,709
Musicology1 6,240,764
Networks & Distributed Systems95 145,226,490
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms7 9,965,460
Non-linear Systems Mathematics75 76,979,014
Novel industrial products1 132,343
Nuclear Structure1 1,499,367
Numerical Analysis87 109,828,344
Oil & Gas Extraction5 6,218,955
Operations Management3 9,005,013
Optical Communications25 73,609,322
Optical Devices & Subsystems80 156,275,527
Optical Phenomena6 12,854,373
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits76 182,468,572
Organisational Studies2 1,211,591
Parallel Computing16 21,551,128
Particle Technology56 100,879,553
Pavement Engineering2 856,693
Physical Organic Chemistry36 43,873,729
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion15 23,932,720
Plasmas - Technological8 11,355,092
Political Geography1 3,462,984
Pollution1 260,881
Population Ecology1 358,057
Power Electronics13 10,320,720
Power Sys Man, Prot & Control1 840,201
Product Design1 4,436,877
Protein chemistry4 8,669,659
Protein engineering5 13,890,175
Psychology5 12,548,275
Public Law1 952,129
Quantum Fluids & Solids9 11,221,263
Quantum Optics & Information67 101,291,265
Reactor Engineering28 47,554,021
RF & Microwave Technology73 75,484,797
Rheology16 12,464,077
Robotics & Autonomy77 163,731,188
Safety & Reliability of Plant1 4,650,283
Scattering & Spectroscopy2 2,203,763
Separation Processes6 16,781,047
Social Policy2 18,954,239
Social Psychology7 4,543,484
Social Stats., Comp. & Methods1 243,196
Socio Legal Studies6 7,420,689
Sociology3 4,023,323
Software Engineering130 147,263,139
Soil science6 3,225,867
Solar Technology58 64,620,706
Sport and Exercise2 6,803,307
Statistics & Appl. Probability142 214,669,274
Stem cell biology1 1,478,669
Structural biology3 7,647,055
Structural Engineering51 73,465,216
Surfaces & Interfaces41 50,416,420
Survey & Monitoring3 6,130,175
Sustainable Energy Networks69 122,487,965
Sustainable Energy Vectors65 106,763,766
Synthetic biology58 95,248,636
Systems neuroscience2 2,279,122
Technol. for Environ. Appl.1 50,000
Technology and method dev2 1,318,231
Theoretical biology2 5,113,094
Tissue engineering42 52,007,029
Tools for the biosciences5 11,255,740
Transport Ops & Management25 45,005,218
Underwater Engineering1 5,784,697
Urban & Land Management31 61,322,498
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.22 16,440,608
VLSI Design1 1,765,760
Waste Management8 10,068,304
Waste Minimisation10 21,118,269
Water Engineering30 51,922,390
Wind Power29 58,352,879