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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
Aerodynamics85 65,829,748
Agricultural systems1 3,897,947
Algebra & Geometry167 105,679,428
Analytical Science140 229,638,936
Artificial Intelligence310 563,204,347
Assess/Remediate Contamination1 378,287
Astron. & Space Sci. Technol.3 6,543,324
Asymmetric Chemistry9 19,240,866
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 Devices12 20,391,144
Bioenergy8 37,965,642
Bioinformatics8 11,611,892
Biological & Medicinal Chem.50 90,710,729
Biological membranes1 906,288
Biomaterials89 153,568,211
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 Engineering11 30,097,969
Bioreactors1 246,360
Building Ops & Management24 37,101,579
Carbon Capture & Storage17 63,433,583
Cartography and GIS1 6,718,389
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis154 241,162,225
Catalysis & enzymology6 15,162,717
Cells1 199,738
Chemical Biology89 130,100,705
Chemical Structure6 9,180,014
Chemical Synthetic Methodology125 180,240,674
Civil Engineering Materials24 35,873,334
Coastal & Waterway Engineering15 19,631,462
Cognitive Psychology5 3,096,453
Cognitive Science Appl. in ICT2 3,818,682
Cold Atomic Species24 31,904,446
Combustion21 29,627,067
Common Law inc. Commercial Law1 2,671,812
Communication & signalling1 302,860
Complex fluids & soft solids64 92,311,489
Complexity Science4 8,464,780
Composition1 6,240,764
Computational Linguistics31 36,655,647
Computer Graphics & Visual.30 55,834,422
Computer Sys. & Architecture43 75,829,281
Condensed Matter Physics146 185,035,306
Construction Ops & Management12 21,819,936
Continuum Mechanics87 108,302,456
Control Engineering42 83,750,067
Co-ordination Chemistry56 53,965,030
Cosmology4 6,748,174
Criminology1 6,972,599
Data Handling & Storage1 5,443,764
Design & Testing Technology63 81,140,122
Design Engineering50 100,495,366
Design of Process systems47 128,238,012
Design Processes3 3,553,478
Development (Biosciences)2 600,951
Digital Signal Processing44 70,750,031
Direct Dark Matter Detection1 436,513
Displays1 4,493,487
Drug Formulation & Delivery51 69,425,960
Earth Engineering5 9,881,466
Earth Resources1 4,436,180
Electric Motor & Drive Systems20 53,550,853
Electrochemical Science & Eng.50 68,787,152
Electromagnetics2 1,229,715
Electronic Devices & Subsys.84 114,271,450
Energy - Conventional5 7,946,964
Energy - Marine & Hydropower35 64,640,918
Energy - Nuclear92 148,858,234
Energy Efficiency95 182,487,382
Energy Storage81 254,875,072
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology40 68,859,963
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
Finance and Accounting1 2,044,217
Fluid Dynamics93 86,685,477
Food processing1 3,897,947
Food structure/composition1 956,055
Fuel Cell Technologies14 32,935,007
Fundamentals of Computing172 162,927,167
Fusion7 26,538,807
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions31 64,948,151
Genomics1 3,579,145
Governance1 710,089
Gravitational Waves1 461,770
Ground Engineering32 40,202,424
Heat & Mass Transfer15 16,778,287
High Performance Computing4 2,019,904
Human Communication in ICT20 26,604,804
Human-Computer Interactions128 230,903,225
Image & Vision Computing86 119,509,016
Industrial Organisation (R&D)2 5,330,017
Information & Knowledge Mgmt113 195,115,329
Innovation1 3,334,881
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.118 145,423,771
Intelligent & Expert Systems4 8,932,600
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 22,107,464
Lattice QCD2 6,057,374
Light-Matter Interactions43 58,058,652
Livestock production1 3,897,947
Logic & Combinatorics64 58,409,323
Macro-molecular delivery3 31,937,813
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena81 85,221,588
Manufact. Business Strategy12 29,278,079
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt77 226,906,531
Manufacturing Machine & Plant233 421,402,243
Materials Characterisation353 524,182,408
Materials Processing83 190,036,435
Materials Synthesis & Growth266 403,861,514
Materials testing & eng.63 97,135,428
Mathematical & Statistic Psych1 1,080,646
Mathematical Analysis163 131,674,640
Mathematical Aspects of OR30 65,277,492
Mathematical Physics63 53,519,116
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.174 259,602,720
Medical Imaging86 103,879,027
Medical science & disease17 27,618,941
Mental Health3 1,704,727
Metabolic engineering2 1,118,194
Microbiology4 7,897,623
Microorganisms1 352,996
Microsystems41 43,927,984
Mining & Minerals Extraction4 6,608,291
Mobile Computing37 61,488,659
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 Systems99 145,380,322
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms7 9,965,460
Non-linear Systems Mathematics76 76,718,415
Novel industrial products1 132,343
Nuclear Structure1 1,499,367
Numerical Analysis85 108,938,903
Oil & Gas Extraction5 6,218,955
Operations Management3 9,005,013
Optical Communications28 75,152,445
Optical Devices & Subsystems81 157,610,680
Optical Phenomena5 12,087,567
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits75 183,957,626
Organisational Studies2 1,211,591
Parallel Computing16 21,551,128
Particle Technology61 103,867,408
Pavement Engineering2 856,693
Physical Organic Chemistry37 44,435,524
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion16 25,034,022
Plasmas - Technological8 11,355,092
Political Geography1 3,462,984
Pollution1 260,881
Population Ecology1 358,057
Power Electronics12 9,645,272
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 & Solids8 10,298,706
Quantum Optics & Information70 102,834,388
Reactor Engineering29 47,945,387
RF & Microwave Technology80 78,863,343
Rheology16 12,464,077
Robotics & Autonomy77 163,995,096
Safety & Reliability of Plant1 4,650,283
Scattering & Spectroscopy2 2,203,763
Separation Processes7 17,204,369
Social Policy2 18,954,239
Social Psychology6 3,449,890
Social Stats., Comp. & Methods1 243,196
Socio Legal Studies5 6,853,915
Sociology3 4,023,323
Software Engineering124 144,187,826
Soil science6 3,225,867
Solar Technology58 64,620,706
Sport and Exercise2 6,803,307
Statistics & Appl. Probability143 214,628,218
Stem cell biology1 1,478,669
Structural biology3 7,647,055
Structural Engineering53 73,895,246
Surfaces & Interfaces42 50,884,420
Survey & Monitoring3 6,130,175
Sustainable Energy Networks69 122,487,965
Sustainable Energy Vectors65 106,805,390
Synthetic biology64 97,523,108
Systems neuroscience2 2,279,122
Technol. for Environ. Appl.1 50,000
Technology and method dev1 1,084,544
Theoretical biology2 5,113,326
Tissue engineering42 52,007,029
Tools for the biosciences5 11,255,740
Transport Ops & Management22 44,393,691
Underwater Engineering1 5,784,697
Urban & Land Management31 61,322,498
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.21 16,428,680
VLSI Design1 1,765,760
Waste Management6 8,950,519
Waste Minimisation10 21,118,269
Water Engineering32 53,953,773
Wind Power29 58,381,124