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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 5,492,189
Acoustics11 20,970,089
Aerodynamics82 59,945,216
Agricultural systems1 3,897,947
Algebra & Geometry166 104,526,632
Analytical Science135 207,610,325
Artificial Intelligence328 576,292,150
Assess/Remediate Contamination1 378,287
Astron. & Space Sci. Technol.3 6,591,748
Asymmetric Chemistry8 18,553,874
Atmospheric Kinetics1 6,845,553
Atoms & Ions9 10,349,694
B Physics/Flavour Physics1 5,492,189
Biochemical engineering7 24,340,913
Biochemistry & physiology3 1,583,550
Bioelectronic Devices14 21,611,768
Bioenergy8 38,021,951
Bioinformatics8 11,614,417
Biological & Medicinal Chem.51 91,698,605
Biological membranes1 906,288
Biomaterials89 151,865,408
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation56 72,756,911
Biomedical neuroscience12 18,962,512
Biomedical sciences10 20,506,916
Bionanoscience2 8,436,222
Bionanotechnology3 1,454,081
Biophysics82 106,501,890
Bioprocess Engineering11 30,481,776
Bioreactors1 246,360
Building Ops & Management21 26,660,254
Carbon Capture & Storage17 63,466,776
Cartography and GIS1 6,745,691
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis154 252,360,329
Catalysis & enzymology6 15,226,154
Cells1 199,738
Chemical Biology85 130,822,545
Chemical Structure6 9,180,014
Chemical Synthetic Methodology122 183,429,203
Civil Engineering Materials20 20,619,608
Coastal & Waterway Engineering12 19,770,808
Cognitive Psychology5 3,096,453
Cognitive Science Appl. in ICT2 3,818,682
Cold Atomic Species25 33,573,320
Combustion25 31,472,904
Common Law inc. Commercial Law1 2,671,812
Communication & signalling1 302,860
Complex fluids & soft solids65 92,219,373
Complexity Science4 8,469,650
Composition1 6,285,934
Computational Linguistics31 36,728,402
Computational Methods & Tools1 592,093
Computer Graphics & Visual.30 52,975,688
Computer Sys. & Architecture42 70,968,467
Condensed Matter Physics147 184,485,505
Construction Ops & Management11 20,620,421
Continuum Mechanics85 107,015,844
Control Engineering45 87,866,021
Co-ordination Chemistry53 55,125,985
Cosmology4 6,796,598
Criminal Law & Criminology1 2,027,646
Criminology3 9,888,206
Data Handling & Storage1 5,492,189
Design & Testing Technology65 84,671,013
Design Engineering51 101,293,547
Design of Process systems56 132,681,626
Design Processes3 3,553,478
Development (Biosciences)2 600,951
Digital Signal Processing45 70,668,913
Direct Dark Matter Detection1 436,513
Displays1 4,493,487
Drug Formulation & Delivery50 68,639,150
Earth Engineering5 9,881,466
Earth Resources1 4,436,180
Electric Motor & Drive Systems19 53,484,659
Electrochemical Science & Eng.54 75,371,135
Electromagnetics2 1,229,715
Electronic Devices & Subsys.97 119,902,903
Energy - Conventional5 7,951,248
Energy - Marine & Hydropower35 64,916,612
Energy - Nuclear88 145,758,012
Energy Efficiency92 177,885,369
Energy Storage87 247,278,454
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology40 68,904,122
Environment & Health9 3,033,040
Environmental biotechnology1 1,020,945
Environmental economics1 5,560
Environmental Informatics1 50,000
Ethics6 22,068,757
Extra-Galactic Astron.&Cosmol.4 11,827,017
Finance and Accounting1 2,044,217
Fluid Dynamics96 83,677,299
Food processing1 3,897,947
Food structure/composition1 956,055
Fuel Cell Technologies13 32,768,607
Fundamentals of Computing180 166,021,150
Fusion8 26,772,712
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions30 64,405,434
Genomics1 3,581,670
Governance1 710,089
Gravitational Waves1 461,770
Ground Engineering33 39,684,508
Heat & Mass Transfer14 16,712,503
High Performance Computing13 4,892,298
Human Communication in ICT21 26,879,515
Human-Computer Interactions130 227,259,497
Image & Vision Computing88 117,715,231
Industrial Organisation (R&D)2 5,330,017
Information & Knowledge Mgmt106 192,189,638
Innovation1 3,677,204
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.127 147,203,698
Intelligent & Expert Systems5 10,168,316
Intelligent Measurement Sys.1 6,065,756
International Relations Theory1 3,553,438
Jurisprudence/Legal Philosophy1 703,616
Knowledge Management1 3,677,204
Lasers & Optics15 22,350,714
Lattice QCD2 6,105,798
Light-Matter Interactions41 57,056,860
Livestock production1 3,897,947
Logic & Combinatorics62 57,473,773
Macro-molecular delivery5 32,327,958
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena82 85,361,935
Manufact. Business Strategy13 29,665,113
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt76 213,154,260
Manufacturing Machine & Plant228 422,910,706
Materials Characterisation353 516,598,937
Materials Processing79 186,613,934
Materials Synthesis & Growth275 410,580,059
Materials testing & eng.72 106,372,908
Mathematical & Statistic Psych1 1,080,646
Mathematical Analysis157 126,478,829
Mathematical Aspects of OR31 65,052,961
Mathematical Physics64 55,460,348
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.168 247,831,424
Medical Imaging91 109,638,001
Medical science & disease21 29,849,585
Mental Health3 1,704,727
Metabolic engineering2 1,118,194
Microbiology4 7,897,623
Microorganisms1 352,996
Microsystems49 41,445,881
Mining & Minerals Extraction4 6,608,291
Mobile Computing36 59,051,831
Modelling & simul. of IT sys.2 6,548,981
Multimedia1 1,577,223
Multiphase Flow12 21,080,281
Musculoskeletal system1 1,123,553
Music & Acoustic Technology23 24,151,661
Musicology1 6,285,934
Networks & Distributed Systems106 151,072,243
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms7 9,967,066
Non-linear Systems Mathematics72 75,866,532
Novel industrial products1 132,343
Nuclear Structure1 1,499,367
Numerical Analysis83 108,790,000
Oil & Gas Extraction4 6,048,888
Operations Management3 9,347,336
Optical Communications31 76,335,332
Optical Devices & Subsystems84 157,339,280
Optical Phenomena6 12,541,616
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits77 182,232,000
Organisational Studies2 1,211,591
Parallel Computing19 22,309,327
Particle Technology61 98,794,304
Pavement Engineering2 856,693
Physical Organic Chemistry37 49,085,823
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion15 23,933,171
Plasmas - Technological7 10,865,251
Political Geography1 3,472,713
Population Ecology1 358,057
Power Electronics11 8,446,040
Power Sys Man, Prot & Control1 840,201
Product Design1 4,436,877
Protein chemistry3 8,471,169
Protein engineering6 14,277,210
Psychology4 12,191,628
Public Law1 952,129
Quantum Fluids & Solids9 11,342,608
Quantum Optics & Information73 104,590,121
Reactor Engineering32 51,448,779
Research approaches2 1,508,848
RF & Microwave Technology81 80,202,833
Rheology14 10,312,669
Robotics & Autonomy81 167,873,862
Safety & Reliability of Plant1 4,650,283
Scattering & Spectroscopy1 1,230,885
Separation Processes7 17,204,369
Social Policy2 20,517,310
Social Psychology6 3,449,890
Social Stats., Comp. & Methods1 243,196
Socio Legal Studies5 6,853,915
Sociology2 3,773,767
Software Engineering129 144,882,428
Soil science5 2,318,434
Solar Technology62 57,812,274
Sport and Exercise2 6,803,307
Statistics & Appl. Probability143 214,874,912
Stem cell biology1 1,478,669
Structural biology2 7,033,778
Structural Engineering52 68,827,253
Surfaces & Interfaces42 50,507,721
Survey & Monitoring3 6,130,175
Sustainable Energy Networks67 112,532,604
Sustainable Energy Vectors65 107,401,148
Synthetic biology71 99,023,688
Systems neuroscience2 2,279,122
Technol. for Environ. Appl.1 50,000
Technology and method dev1 1,084,544
The Standard Model5 698,206
Theoretical biology2 5,115,851
Tissue engineering47 54,422,299
Tools for the biosciences5 11,255,740
Transport Ops & Management23 44,155,031
Underwater Engineering1 5,784,697
Urban & Land Management25 54,309,890
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.23 17,467,302
VLSI Design1 1,765,760
Waste Management5 8,725,952
Waste Minimisation8 17,809,407
Water Engineering32 53,942,147
Wind Power29 58,656,818