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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 (£)
Acoustics21 12,283,502
Aerodynamics92 88,362,472
Ageing: chemistry/biochemistry1 489,366
Agricultural systems2 1,489,932
Algebra & Geometry98 79,197,764
Analytical Science102 153,182,905
Animal & human physiology1 460,716
Animal behaviour1 506,361
Animal organisms1 1,581,410
Artificial Intelligence172 294,271,099
Assess/Remediate Contamination1 931,604
Asymmetric Chemistry17 22,964,297
Atoms & Ions18 12,159,707
Behavioural & experimental eco4 3,969,267
Biochemical engineering9 19,188,886
Biochemistry & physiology1 1,541,002
Bioelectronic Devices7 12,138,989
Bioenergy22 19,803,564
Bioinformatics13 20,067,426
Biological & Medicinal Chem.39 37,080,815
Biological membranes2 1,285,978
Biomaterials86 117,896,883
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation44 66,230,292
Biomedical neuroscience4 6,356,845
Biomedical sciences7 3,249,394
Bionanoscience5 2,672,670
Biophysics74 57,285,693
Bioprocess Engineering23 38,557,903
Building Ops & Management35 50,180,201
Carbon Capture & Storage22 25,421,389
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis101 114,621,473
Catalysis & enzymology5 1,451,381
Cells2 1,947,376
Chemical Biology49 50,560,383
Chemical Structure32 32,721,665
Chemical Synthetic Methodology85 100,459,604
Civil Engineering Materials26 40,537,837
Climate & Climate Change2 433,471
Coastal & Waterway Engineering50 46,699,365
Cognitive Psychology5 3,061,064
Cognitive Science Appl. in ICT2 1,056,088
Cold Atomic Species28 32,082,960
Combustion21 8,232,131
Complex fluids & soft solids60 63,550,904
Complexity Science22 41,823,744
Comput./Corpus Linguistics8 5,229,830
Computational Linguistics6 2,106,934
Computer Graphics & Visual.33 57,954,191
Computer Sys. & Architecture34 69,925,295
Condensed Matter Physics95 94,417,512
Conservation Of Art & Textiles2 674,909
Construction Ops & Management8 14,290,694
Continuum Mechanics82 92,164,990
Control Engineering42 49,685,911
Co-ordination Chemistry40 32,661,017
Criminal Law & Criminology2 4,003,142
Criminology8 6,780,665
Data Handling & Storage1 742,513
Design & Testing Technology51 71,145,403
Design Engineering48 59,108,211
Design of Process systems54 116,420,621
Design Processes6 9,265,060
Development (Biosciences)8 3,103,844
Digital Art & Design1 5,973,032
Digital Signal Processing60 77,246,564
Displays2 5,415,534
Drug Formulation & Delivery40 77,402,494
Earth & environmental1 1,581,410
Earth Engineering1 1,000,951
Earth Resources1 297,621
Economics2 1,424,429
Electric Motor & Drive Systems20 22,073,732
Electrochemical Science & Eng.21 23,507,239
Electromagnetics5 2,049,930
Electronic Devices & Subsys.63 99,887,136
Elements of Education1 1,467,376
Energy - Conventional14 11,004,700
Energy - Marine & Hydropower19 29,515,439
Energy - Nuclear85 85,028,805
Energy Efficiency90 201,187,431
Energy Storage79 148,019,445
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology34 58,930,138
Environment & Health2 2,144,241
Environmental biotechnology2 1,112,794
Environmental economics1 5,560
Environmental Informatics1 1,118,619
Financial economics2 1,653,270
Fluid Dynamics92 60,013,867
Food processing4 6,624,815
Food structure/composition4 6,107,831
Fuel Cell Technologies27 41,275,827
Fundamentals of Computing155 172,071,667
Fusion15 11,138,165
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions32 52,863,606
Genomics1 3,552,982
Governance2 1,097,691
Ground Engineering42 45,706,110
Heat & Mass Transfer30 42,356,454
High Performance Computing9 18,976,131
Human Communication in ICT20 18,742,808
Human-Computer Interactions149 229,143,203
ICT and education2 833,183
Image & Vision Computing74 135,480,934
Industrial-Org/Occupational3 4,164,268
Information & Knowledge Mgmt157 228,453,004
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.82 87,401,347
Intelligent & Expert Systems3 1,859,307
International Law1 1,975,496
International Relations Theory1 3,489,711
Knowledge Management1 662,804
Lasers & Optics29 42,716,319
Law and economics1 566,774
Law Relating To Property1 566,774
Light-Matter Interactions40 55,472,574
Logic & Combinatorics32 30,386,172
Macroeconomics1 4,000,602
Macro-molecular delivery6 28,743,628
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena57 60,239,354
Management & Business Studies3 2,007,972
Manufact. Business Strategy7 20,294,705
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt82 184,155,114
Manufacturing Machine & Plant237 364,998,313
Marketing2 1,015,702
Materials Characterisation308 385,266,501
Materials Processing112 188,806,257
Materials Synthesis & Growth264 355,073,146
Materials testing & eng.55 105,063,408
Mathematical & Statistic Psych1 1,080,646
Mathematical Analysis87 61,382,148
Mathematical Aspects of OR22 42,224,676
Mathematical Physics35 32,641,328
Mech. & Fluid Power Transmiss.1 579,374
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.217 289,874,090
Med.Instrument.Device&Equip.16 4,284,822
Media & Communication Studies2 6,838,320
Medical Imaging66 93,096,392
Medical science & disease11 15,078,584
Microsystems44 63,589,128
Mobile Computing55 70,360,047
Modelling & simul. of IT sys.4 10,567,985
Multimedia3 8,134,212
Multiphase Flow23 20,607,194
Musculoskeletal system1 1,123,553
Music & Acoustic Technology12 19,777,134
Networks & Distributed Systems123 172,238,454
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms4 6,049,669
New Media/Web-Based Studies1 5,996,356
Non-linear Systems Mathematics47 67,470,280
Novel industrial products1 321,432
Numerical Analysis63 69,419,372
Oil & Gas Extraction3 5,857,744
Optical Communications29 55,647,012
Optical Devices & Subsystems48 100,966,120
Optical Phenomena10 8,843,407
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits82 122,186,049
Organisational Studies3 4,636,807
Parallel Computing8 14,853,604
Particle Technology44 66,315,459
Pavement Engineering2 1,209,776
Physical Organic Chemistry31 21,173,560
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion29 37,757,869
Plasmas - Technological11 17,360,731
Political Geography2 7,455,498
Power Electronics10 9,578,276
Power Sys Man, Prot & Control2 284,943
Power Systems Plant1 1,944,441
Product Design1 5,973,032
Properties Of Earth Materials1 7,889,144
Protein chemistry9 20,587,486
Protein engineering2 7,984,023
Protein folding / misfolding3 1,213,993
Psychology14 8,455,583
Public Law1 952,129
Quantum Fluids & Solids13 14,058,283
Quantum Optics & Information82 99,875,826
Reactor Engineering15 21,451,416
Recreation/Tourism Geography1 953,078
Regional & Extreme Weather8 3,628,916
RF & Microwave Technology95 89,335,702
Rheology8 8,589,859
Robotics & Autonomy110 186,674,971
Safety & Reliability of Plant1 4,650,283
Scattering & Spectroscopy6 4,824,077
Science and Technology Studies1 1,485,560
Science-Based Archaeology1 467,165
Separation Processes15 15,132,919
Social Anthropology3 7,539,880
Social Policy3 1,939,656
Social Psychology8 5,893,665
Social Theory1 775,542
Socio Legal Studies3 2,135,698
Sociology3 1,340,911
Software Engineering90 87,914,191
Soil science6 3,412,588
Solar Technology68 62,751,839
Statistics & Appl. Probability91 177,798,201
Structural biology11 21,447,017
Structural Engineering55 81,817,546
Surfaces & Interfaces24 23,943,504
Survey & Monitoring4 8,404,436
Sustainable Energy Networks45 87,962,123
Sustainable Energy Vectors18 37,305,538
Synthetic biology43 51,120,517
System on Chip1 1,212,276
Theoretical biology2 9,757,751
Tissue Engineering51 51,800,558
Tools for the biosciences7 5,412,534
Transport Ops & Management28 38,651,042
Underwater Engineering2 6,836,321
Urban & Land Management51 72,839,424
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.19 16,618,782
VLSI Design2 2,267,033
Waste Management9 6,813,860
Waste Minimisation7 8,950,739
Water Engineering70 120,867,939
Water Quality1 4,889,812
Wind Power25 43,147,383