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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 5,427,264
Acoustics16 17,614,113
Aerodynamics108 97,455,251
Algebra & Geometry146 106,443,592
Analytical Science131 223,474,480
Artificial Intelligence288 547,022,804
Assess/Remediate Contamination1 378,287
Astron. & Space Sci. Technol.3 6,526,824
Asymmetric Chemistry15 22,757,724
Atmospheric Kinetics1 6,782,657
Atoms & Ions16 16,478,110
B Physics/Flavour Physics1 5,427,264
Behavioural & experimental eco2 3,022,698
Biochemical engineering6 24,644,619
Biochemistry & physiology3 2,144,781
Bioelectronic Devices6 17,375,168
Bioenergy13 41,055,529
Bioinformatics11 19,201,554
Biological & Medicinal Chem.47 81,888,391
Biological membranes2 1,285,978
Biomaterials90 136,007,855
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation53 70,431,653
Biomedical neuroscience5 12,720,138
Biomedical sciences8 11,851,892
Bionanoscience6 9,643,490
Bionanotechnology1 300,979
Biophysics90 100,706,478
Bioprocess Engineering16 34,608,679
Bioreactors1 246,360
Building Ops & Management27 46,433,746
Carbon Capture & Storage16 60,854,019
Cartography and GIS1 6,718,389
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis171 230,319,511
Catalysis & enzymology6 14,758,678
Cells2 626,369
Chemical Biology98 130,460,029
Chemical Structure12 25,608,064
Chemical Synthetic Methodology147 188,652,383
Civil Engineering Materials34 43,999,057
Coastal & Waterway Engineering28 29,101,895
Cognitive Psychology9 6,527,138
Cognitive Science Appl. in ICT1 3,259,000
Cold Atomic Species27 34,149,278
Combustion23 26,257,142
Common Law inc. Commercial Law1 2,631,812
Complex fluids & soft solids67 88,682,695
Complexity Science6 9,713,848
Composition1 6,240,207
Comput./Corpus Linguistics1 287,196
Computational Linguistics28 32,776,724
Computer Graphics & Visual.32 70,238,348
Computer Sys. & Architecture25 71,684,780
Condensed Matter Physics164 189,671,927
Conservation Of Art & Textiles1 285,011
Construction Ops & Management18 27,610,516
Continuum Mechanics84 119,622,686
Control Engineering34 76,813,264
Co-ordination Chemistry58 61,027,496
Cosmology1 5,427,264
Criminal Law & Criminology2 4,003,142
Criminology4 12,069,335
Data Handling & Storage1 5,427,264
Design & Testing Technology60 80,869,625
Design Engineering58 104,736,834
Design of Process systems46 117,070,775
Design Processes2 4,512,436
Development (Biosciences)2 606,295
Digital Signal Processing41 59,925,660
Displays1 4,493,487
Drug Formulation & Delivery40 61,588,176
Earth Engineering4 8,903,197
Earth Resources2 4,733,801
Economics1 807,635
Electric Motor & Drive Systems22 48,426,327
Electrochemical Science & Eng.43 61,160,276
Electromagnetics3 1,258,442
Electronic Devices & Subsys.77 107,171,823
Elements of Education1 1,467,376
Energy - Conventional4 7,273,549
Energy - Marine & Hydropower25 58,062,807
Energy - Nuclear94 98,569,213
Energy Efficiency90 179,336,557
Energy Storage74 214,090,887
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology38 67,428,303
Environment & Health1 1,025,622
Environmental biotechnology1 1,020,945
Environmental economics1 5,560
Environmental Informatics1 50,000
Ethics5 21,400,014
Extra-Galactic Astron.&Cosmol.2 10,854,529
Financial economics2 1,653,270
Fluid Dynamics85 82,993,302
Food processing1 1,009,856
Food structure/composition1 238,693
Fuel Cell Technologies19 37,714,991
Fundamentals of Computing165 191,854,386
Fusion8 54,591,631
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions36 68,889,954
Genomics1 3,578,913
Ground Engineering23 37,299,848
Heat & Mass Transfer17 19,022,716
High Performance Computing3 1,375,937
Human Communication in ICT27 36,684,745
Human-Computer Interactions140 275,965,110
ICT and education1 148,972
Image & Vision Computing96 149,586,867
Industrial Organisation (R&D)2 5,330,017
Information & Knowledge Mgmt136 223,791,279
Innovation1 3,334,881
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.116 149,256,015
Intelligent & Expert Systems3 3,512,713
Intelligent Measurement Sys.2 6,249,453
International Law1 1,975,496
International Relations Theory1 3,551,360
Knowledge Management1 3,334,881
Lasers & Optics14 23,962,174
Lattice QCD2 6,040,874
Law and economics1 566,774
Law Relating To Property1 566,774
Light-Matter Interactions46 53,843,777
Logic & Combinatorics54 56,933,310
Macro-molecular delivery4 27,939,043
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena83 86,754,844
Manufact. Business Strategy11 26,839,525
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt79 201,566,181
Manufacturing Machine & Plant257 413,897,628
Materials Characterisation400 534,196,502
Materials Processing99 187,354,796
Materials Synthesis & Growth277 422,721,924
Materials testing & eng.69 94,809,833
Mathematical & Statistic Psych1 1,080,646
Mathematical Analysis135 115,040,555
Mathematical Aspects of OR35 66,517,120
Mathematical Physics55 51,326,641
Mech. & Fluid Power Transmiss.1 579,374
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.186 270,121,651
Medical Imaging86 116,928,294
Medical science & disease15 23,781,575
Microbiology4 1,365,196
Microorganisms1 352,996
Microsystems39 36,319,680
Mining & Minerals Extraction2 4,652,285
Mobile Computing32 66,165,862
Modelling & simul. of IT sys.2 6,515,878
Multimedia1 1,577,223
Multiphase Flow16 25,038,288
Musculoskeletal system1 1,123,553
Music & Acoustic Technology21 20,750,029
Musicology1 6,240,207
Networks & Distributed Systems93 143,026,613
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms7 9,080,840
Non-linear Systems Mathematics48 71,463,028
Novel industrial products1 321,432
Nuclear Structure1 1,499,367
Numerical Analysis74 105,593,866
Oil & Gas Extraction5 6,218,955
Operations Management2 4,168,192
Optical Communications32 70,478,625
Optical Devices & Subsystems84 135,239,061
Optical Phenomena6 9,796,947
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits87 158,599,425
Organisational Studies2 1,211,591
Parallel Computing5 11,224,445
Particle Technology52 99,532,340
Pavement Engineering2 856,693
Physical Organic Chemistry34 35,796,651
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion23 31,874,719
Plasmas - Technological12 12,661,064
Political Geography1 3,462,984
Pollution1 260,881
Power Electronics18 13,811,444
Product Design1 4,436,877
Protein chemistry3 7,663,530
Protein engineering3 9,135,808
Psychology8 14,598,083
Public Law1 952,129
Quantum Fluids & Solids8 10,587,516
Quantum Optics & Information79 117,668,045
Reactor Engineering31 40,744,542
Regional & Extreme Weather2 2,750,487
RF & Microwave Technology71 68,653,787
Rheology16 12,405,213
Robotics & Autonomy97 231,573,677
Safety & Reliability of Plant1 4,650,283
Scattering & Spectroscopy2 2,203,763
Science-Based Archaeology1 467,165
Separation Processes6 11,519,275
Social Anthropology1 775,542
Social Policy1 6,993,464
Social Psychology9 5,373,090
Social Theory1 775,542
Socio Legal Studies7 8,020,944
Sociology3 3,888,802
Software Engineering115 132,594,603
Soil science3 1,631,587
Solar Technology62 77,798,247
Sport and Exercise2 6,803,307
Statistics & Appl. Probability127 201,376,542
Stem cell biology1 1,478,669
Structural biology2 7,172,029
Structural Engineering57 79,539,828
Surfaces & Interfaces42 48,129,472
Survey & Monitoring3 5,948,526
Sustainable Energy Networks55 108,586,966
Sustainable Energy Vectors30 88,463,244
Synthetic biology44 75,576,671
System on Chip1 200,000
Systems neuroscience1 1,807,387
Technol. for Environ. Appl.1 50,000
Technology and method dev2 1,318,231
Theoretical biology1 3,578,913
Tissue engineering45 57,199,514
Tools for the biosciences1 3,913,751
Transport Ops & Management28 49,371,956
Underwater Engineering1 5,784,697
Urban & Land Management36 73,997,149
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.22 22,893,595
VLSI Design1 1,765,760
Waste Management15 14,362,011
Waste Minimisation12 22,424,014
Water Engineering48 79,684,268
Wind Power23 57,918,798