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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 5,426,912
Acoustics17 17,895,117
Aerodynamics102 95,406,036
Algebra & Geometry102 75,927,283
Analytical Science124 220,660,467
Animal & human physiology1 460,716
Artificial Intelligence229 501,285,215
Assess/Remediate Contamination1 378,287
Astron. & Space Sci. Technol.3 6,526,472
Asymmetric Chemistry15 23,063,696
Atmospheric Kinetics1 6,782,657
Atoms & Ions16 16,478,110
B Physics/Flavour Physics1 5,426,912
Behavioural & experimental eco2 3,022,698
Biochemical engineering7 26,815,813
Biochemistry & physiology3 2,144,781
Bioelectronic Devices6 17,241,431
Bioenergy15 25,550,031
Bioinformatics12 19,936,029
Biological & Medicinal Chem.50 86,751,536
Biological membranes2 1,285,978
Biomaterials90 133,130,518
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation45 73,792,870
Biomedical neuroscience4 11,822,828
Biomedical sciences7 10,225,374
Bionanoscience7 9,940,569
Biophysics89 99,662,335
Bioprocess Engineering24 41,010,439
Building Ops & Management29 100,465,264
Carbohydrate Chemistry1 1,034,939
Carbon Capture & Storage16 41,741,183
Cartography and GIS1 6,718,389
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis157 198,834,144
Catalysis & enzymology6 14,758,678
Cells2 1,947,376
Chemical Biology94 125,305,462
Chemical Structure25 25,285,387
Chemical Synthetic Methodology150 190,500,015
Civil Engineering Materials39 41,314,901
Coastal & Waterway Engineering35 29,871,113
Cognitive Psychology9 6,527,138
Cognitive Science Appl. in ICT1 3,259,000
Cold Atomic Species25 31,152,549
Combustion22 25,853,593
Common Law inc. Commercial Law1 2,631,812
Complex fluids & soft solids53 79,538,432
Complexity Science9 17,294,350
Composition1 6,240,207
Comput./Corpus Linguistics1 520,418
Computational Linguistics24 29,255,082
Computer Graphics & Visual.33 70,521,533
Computer Sys. & Architecture28 82,377,387
Condensed Matter Physics136 152,064,912
Conservation Of Art & Textiles2 674,909
Construction Ops & Management15 21,591,642
Continuum Mechanics70 103,149,006
Control Engineering33 71,406,285
Co-ordination Chemistry60 63,625,335
Cosmology1 5,426,912
Criminal Law & Criminology2 4,003,142
Criminology4 5,864,718
Data Handling & Storage1 5,426,912
Design & Testing Technology61 79,330,853
Design Engineering60 88,837,189
Design of Process systems49 116,661,007
Design Processes2 4,512,436
Development (Biosciences)5 2,383,089
Digital Signal Processing49 68,283,715
Displays2 5,415,534
Drug Formulation & Delivery41 82,838,458
Earth Resources1 297,621
Economics1 807,635
Electric Motor & Drive Systems23 49,205,225
Electrochemical Science & Eng.26 40,987,078
Electromagnetics4 1,727,589
Electronic Devices & Subsys.62 95,822,513
Elements of Education1 1,467,376
Energy - Conventional4 7,203,576
Energy - Marine & Hydropower19 54,372,112
Energy - Nuclear88 83,778,228
Energy Efficiency80 164,195,335
Energy Storage78 190,647,762
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology35 61,526,298
Environment & Health2 2,144,241
Environmental biotechnology1 1,020,945
Environmental economics1 5,560
Environmental Informatics2 1,168,619
Ethics3 12,936,333
Extra-Galactic Astron.&Cosmol.2 10,853,825
Financial economics2 1,653,270
Fluid Dynamics81 80,134,126
Food processing1 1,009,856
Food structure/composition2 1,204,603
Fuel Cell Technologies22 36,879,518
Fundamentals of Computing152 188,056,040
Fusion10 56,532,633
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions33 58,526,420
Genomics1 3,554,745
Ground Engineering26 38,575,679
Heat & Mass Transfer21 21,764,024
High Performance Computing5 2,382,115
Human Communication in ICT22 34,936,277
Human-Computer Interactions137 264,641,271
ICT and education2 831,668
Image & Vision Computing89 155,692,085
Industrial Organisation (R&D)1 892,577
Industrial-Org/Occupational1 3,798,380
Information & Knowledge Mgmt134 226,774,518
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.97 124,428,163
Intelligent & Expert Systems2 2,080,433
Intelligent Measurement Sys.2 6,249,453
International Law1 1,975,496
International Relations Theory1 3,489,711
Lasers & Optics21 36,777,630
Lattice QCD1 5,426,912
Law and economics1 566,774
Law Relating To Property1 566,774
Light-Matter Interactions41 50,868,268
Logic & Combinatorics28 30,301,166
Macroeconomics1 4,000,602
Macro-molecular delivery4 27,639,043
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena61 75,753,638
Manufact. Business Strategy7 18,994,989
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt88 206,820,331
Manufacturing Machine & Plant248 406,317,487
Materials Characterisation393 509,164,663
Materials Processing111 198,588,651
Materials Synthesis & Growth250 404,634,999
Materials testing & eng.60 113,993,048
Mathematical & Statistic Psych1 1,080,646
Mathematical Analysis99 87,582,997
Mathematical Aspects of OR31 89,591,522
Mathematical Physics36 31,211,647
Mech. & Fluid Power Transmiss.1 579,374
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.194 287,947,644
Medical Imaging83 127,292,078
Medical science & disease14 23,530,849
Microbiology4 1,365,196
Microsystems27 30,886,029
Mining & Minerals Extraction1 216,105
Mobile Computing39 74,041,841
Modelling & simul. of IT sys.3 13,218,270
Multimedia2 2,137,857
Multiphase Flow21 27,039,653
Musculoskeletal system1 1,123,553
Music & Acoustic Technology20 19,613,605
Musicology1 6,240,207
Networks & Distributed Systems99 162,962,825
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms7 9,080,840
Non-linear Systems Mathematics32 48,907,067
Novel industrial products1 321,432
Numerical Analysis55 79,958,113
Oil & Gas Extraction5 6,421,318
Optical Communications33 76,462,026
Optical Devices & Subsystems79 131,991,765
Optical Phenomena8 16,155,798
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits88 164,789,030
Organisational Studies3 4,810,010
Parallel Computing5 11,176,283
Particle Technology47 92,872,010
Pavement Engineering2 856,693
Physical Organic Chemistry40 37,794,405
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion23 34,649,318
Plasmas - Technological15 18,202,272
Political Geography2 7,455,498
Pollution1 260,881
Power Electronics12 10,727,562
Power Sys Man, Prot & Control1 184,035
Properties Of Earth Materials1 7,889,144
Protein chemistry8 20,299,005
Protein engineering3 9,135,808
Protein folding / misfolding3 1,213,993
Psychology9 5,784,939
Public Law1 952,129
Quantum Fluids & Solids8 10,340,110
Quantum Optics & Information76 106,904,075
Reactor Engineering23 35,986,958
Recreation/Tourism Geography1 953,078
Regional & Extreme Weather2 2,750,487
RF & Microwave Technology87 84,500,029
Rheology10 9,675,245
Robotics & Autonomy99 224,959,978
Safety & Reliability of Plant1 4,650,283
Scattering & Spectroscopy5 3,686,584
Science and Technology Studies1 1,485,560
Science-Based Archaeology1 467,165
Separation Processes8 11,880,117
Social Anthropology2 1,543,525
Social Policy1 6,989,517
Social Psychology8 5,867,541
Social Theory1 775,542
Socio Legal Studies7 8,020,944
Sociology3 3,888,802
Software Engineering115 141,701,125
Soil science5 3,754,820
Solar Technology57 74,934,949
Sport and Exercise2 6,803,307
Statistics & Appl. Probability97 202,380,071
Stem cell biology1 1,478,669
Structural biology9 20,314,011
Structural Engineering57 85,817,144
Surfaces & Interfaces28 31,843,382
Survey & Monitoring3 5,948,526
Sustainable Energy Networks51 106,664,759
Sustainable Energy Vectors24 56,745,520
Synthetic biology47 76,568,247
System on Chip1 200,000
Technol. for Environ. Appl.1 50,000
Technology and method dev2 1,318,231
Theoretical biology1 3,554,745
Tissue engineering44 59,052,002
Tools for the biosciences2 4,169,301
Transport Ops & Management25 52,214,716
Underwater Engineering1 5,741,636
Urban & Land Management47 89,419,032
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.24 22,675,536
VLSI Design1 1,765,760
Waste Management16 15,389,962
Waste Minimisation11 15,038,256
Water Engineering52 80,239,596
Wind Power28 63,397,153