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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 (£)
Acoustics19 18,627,511
Aerodynamics92 89,347,723
Agricultural systems1 667,317
Algebra & Geometry96 76,734,403
Analytical Science97 158,258,975
Animal & human physiology1 460,716
Animal behaviour1 506,361
Animal organisms1 1,581,410
Artificial Intelligence178 353,565,279
Assess/Remediate Contamination1 931,604
Asymmetric Chemistry18 23,696,944
Atoms & Ions17 11,022,805
Behavioural & experimental eco4 3,969,267
Biochemical engineering9 28,426,245
Biochemistry & physiology1 1,541,002
Bioelectronic Devices7 12,139,779
Bioenergy22 20,184,019
Bioinformatics13 20,067,784
Biological & Medicinal Chem.40 37,311,608
Biological membranes2 1,285,978
Biomaterials82 118,514,353
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation47 64,230,783
Biomedical neuroscience4 6,331,100
Biomedical sciences7 3,249,394
Bionanoscience6 2,842,216
Biophysics71 55,964,778
Bioprocess Engineering23 47,847,331
Building Ops & Management35 124,999,885
Carbohydrate Chemistry1 1,009,939
Carbon Capture & Storage23 37,158,544
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis104 124,533,670
Catalysis & enzymology4 1,162,900
Cells2 1,947,376
Chemical Biology51 57,434,446
Chemical Structure31 32,347,392
Chemical Synthetic Methodology96 115,336,762
Civil Engineering Materials23 52,778,705
Climate & Climate Change2 433,471
Coastal & Waterway Engineering47 28,605,018
Cognitive Psychology5 4,439,509
Cognitive Science Appl. in ICT2 1,056,088
Cold Atomic Species28 32,851,734
Combustion11 6,543,361
Complex fluids & soft solids52 61,443,104
Complexity Science18 37,324,901
Comput./Corpus Linguistics8 5,229,830
Computational Linguistics6 2,106,934
Computer Graphics & Visual.32 57,048,635
Computer Sys. & Architecture34 65,625,044
Condensed Matter Physics107 107,039,510
Conservation Of Art & Textiles2 674,909
Construction Ops & Management12 19,740,155
Continuum Mechanics79 89,974,446
Control Engineering37 59,699,542
Co-ordination Chemistry42 40,084,396
Criminal Law & Criminology2 4,003,142
Criminology8 6,780,665
Data Handling & Storage1 742,513
Design & Testing Technology51 71,067,785
Design Engineering49 64,103,480
Design of Process systems51 112,652,982
Design Processes5 8,124,467
Development (Biosciences)9 3,409,160
Digital Art & Design1 5,973,032
Digital Signal Processing60 76,288,099
Displays2 5,415,534
Drug Formulation & Delivery39 77,388,205
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.20 23,056,644
Electromagnetics5 2,049,930
Electronic Devices & Subsys.58 93,733,307
Elements of Education1 1,467,376
Energy - Conventional9 6,705,259
Energy - Marine & Hydropower19 29,945,285
Energy - Nuclear87 87,232,728
Energy Efficiency76 199,743,040
Energy Storage76 191,217,493
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology31 52,613,000
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 Dynamics73 55,749,970
Food processing4 3,108,622
Food structure/composition2 1,204,603
Fuel Cell Technologies25 41,783,298
Fundamentals of Computing145 168,275,560
Fusion15 11,138,165
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions30 44,490,214
Genomics1 3,553,340
Governance2 1,097,691
Ground Engineering40 41,278,301
Heat & Mass Transfer26 28,870,184
High Performance Computing6 2,687,649
Human Communication in ICT19 18,399,293
Human-Computer Interactions146 233,897,014
ICT and education3 982,155
Image & Vision Computing81 133,588,275
Industrial-Org/Occupational3 4,164,268
Information & Knowledge Mgmt157 239,363,738
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.85 94,299,909
Intelligent & Expert Systems3 1,859,307
Intelligent Measurement Sys.1 227,058
International Law1 1,975,496
International Relations Theory1 3,489,711
Lasers & Optics29 42,716,319
Law and economics1 566,774
Law Relating To Property1 566,774
Light-Matter Interactions39 50,568,314
Logic & Combinatorics31 30,306,591
Macroeconomics1 4,000,602
Macro-molecular delivery5 27,696,478
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena57 60,538,148
Management & Business Studies1 992,269
Manufact. Business Strategy7 20,294,705
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt87 225,611,986
Manufacturing Machine & Plant229 379,034,846
Materials Characterisation298 420,526,386
Materials Processing114 210,004,453
Materials Synthesis & Growth244 348,003,972
Materials testing & eng.53 99,355,459
Mathematical & Statistic Psych1 1,080,646
Mathematical Analysis87 61,198,441
Mathematical Aspects of OR22 80,740,816
Mathematical Physics36 33,099,983
Mech. & Fluid Power Transmiss.1 579,374
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.202 275,622,966
Med.Instrument.Device&Equip.14 3,523,925
Media & Communication Studies1 5,996,356
Medical Imaging66 86,217,339
Medical science & disease11 15,972,126
Microsystems37 47,900,801
Mining & Minerals Extraction1 216,105
Mobile Computing54 69,754,102
Modelling & simul. of IT sys.3 7,698,987
Multimedia3 8,134,212
Multiphase Flow22 20,792,960
Musculoskeletal system1 1,123,553
Music & Acoustic Technology13 20,081,272
Networks & Distributed Systems116 176,494,704
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms6 8,226,972
New Media/Web-Based Studies1 5,996,356
Non-linear Systems Mathematics42 62,906,311
Novel industrial products1 321,432
Numerical Analysis60 67,307,477
Oil & Gas Extraction4 5,933,892
Optical Communications26 59,560,470
Optical Devices & Subsystems50 102,314,376
Optical Phenomena10 8,843,407
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits75 119,349,288
Organisational Studies3 4,636,807
Parallel Computing8 14,853,604
Particle Technology41 65,665,794
Pavement Engineering2 1,209,776
Physical Organic Chemistry30 20,787,270
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion29 36,810,481
Plasmas - Technological11 17,360,731
Political Geography2 7,455,498
Power Electronics10 9,578,276
Power Sys Man, Prot & Control1 184,035
Product Design1 5,973,032
Properties Of Earth Materials1 7,889,144
Protein chemistry8 20,299,005
Protein engineering2 7,984,023
Protein folding / misfolding3 1,213,993
Psychology13 8,436,786
Public Law1 952,129
Quantum Fluids & Solids13 14,058,283
Quantum Optics & Information80 102,813,417
Reactor Engineering14 20,456,336
Recreation/Tourism Geography1 953,078
Regional & Extreme Weather8 3,628,916
RF & Microwave Technology93 92,786,630
Rheology6 7,961,795
Robotics & Autonomy108 198,345,549
Safety & Reliability of Plant1 4,650,283
Scattering & Spectroscopy7 5,026,898
Science and Technology Studies1 1,485,560
Science-Based Archaeology1 467,165
Separation Processes12 13,657,333
Social Anthropology3 7,539,880
Social Policy2 1,097,691
Social Psychology7 5,051,700
Social Theory1 775,542
Socio Legal Studies3 2,135,698
Sociology3 1,340,911
Software Engineering95 95,723,637
Soil science8 4,136,743
Solar Technology62 93,389,149
Statistics & Appl. Probability90 219,236,642
Structural biology10 21,158,536
Structural Engineering53 97,851,685
Surfaces & Interfaces23 24,589,819
Survey & Monitoring4 8,404,436
Sustainable Energy Networks45 121,707,950
Sustainable Energy Vectors18 37,100,421
Synthetic biology46 51,175,847
System on Chip1 1,212,276
Theoretical biology2 9,758,109
Tissue Engineering45 49,139,228
Tools for the biosciences5 4,967,674
Transport Ops & Management28 39,265,913
Underwater Engineering2 6,836,321
Urban & Land Management49 63,841,339
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.21 18,135,970
VLSI Design1 1,765,760
Waste Management10 7,372,542
Waste Minimisation10 15,896,193
Water Engineering68 100,212,237
Water Quality1 4,889,812
Wind Power26 43,792,336