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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
Acoustics10 20,432,038
Aerodynamics78 61,387,459
Agricultural systems1 3,897,947
Algebra & Geometry151 96,416,518
Analytical Science152 237,052,099
Artificial Intelligence320 562,511,808
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 9,990,150
B Physics/Flavour Physics1 5,492,189
Biochemical engineering6 24,290,913
Biochemistry & physiology3 1,583,550
Bioelectronic Devices14 21,611,768
Bioenergy8 38,363,154
Bioinformatics6 6,961,980
Biological & Medicinal Chem.48 90,683,812
Biological membranes1 906,288
Biomaterials87 153,013,235
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation53 67,836,286
Biomedical neuroscience11 17,971,229
Biomedical sciences9 19,471,562
Bionanoscience2 8,436,222
Bionanotechnology3 1,454,081
Biophysics79 101,695,606
Bioprocess Engineering8 28,830,470
Bioreactors1 246,360
Building Ops & Management19 26,054,212
Carbon Capture & Storage15 55,134,399
Cartography and GIS1 6,745,691
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis157 252,413,249
Catalysis & enzymology6 15,226,154
Cells1 199,738
Chemical Biology83 129,638,407
Chemical Structure21 39,196,717
Chemical Synthetic Methodology124 180,056,114
Civil Engineering Materials16 19,554,401
Coastal & Waterway Engineering12 20,365,066
Cognitive Psychology5 3,096,453
Cognitive Science Appl. in ICT2 3,818,682
Cold Atomic Species21 31,223,649
Combustion22 30,715,602
Common Law inc. Commercial Law1 2,671,812
Communication & signalling1 302,860
Complex fluids & soft solids63 90,183,981
Complexity Science3 8,383,178
Composition1 6,285,934
Computational Linguistics30 36,140,182
Computational Methods & Tools1 592,093
Computer Graphics & Visual.28 51,213,368
Computer Sys. & Architecture42 71,256,576
Condensed Matter Physics146 173,115,400
Construction Ops & Management12 21,365,264
Continuum Mechanics82 104,505,080
Control Engineering46 84,394,485
Co-ordination Chemistry56 58,261,515
Cosmology4 6,796,598
Criminal Law & Criminology1 2,027,646
Criminology3 9,888,206
Data Handling & Storage1 5,492,189
Design & Testing Technology68 89,370,246
Design Engineering47 98,635,718
Design of Process systems55 135,515,467
Design Processes3 3,553,478
Development (Biosciences)2 600,951
Digital Signal Processing43 68,557,713
Direct Dark Matter Detection1 436,513
Displays1 4,493,487
Drug Formulation & Delivery47 67,025,722
Earth Engineering5 9,881,466
Earth Resources1 4,436,180
Electric Motor & Drive Systems21 56,526,304
Electrochemical Science & Eng.51 74,986,357
Electromagnetics1 986,782
Electronic Devices & Subsys.97 115,744,688
Energy - Conventional5 7,951,248
Energy - Marine & Hydropower33 56,952,217
Energy - Nuclear89 146,474,630
Energy Efficiency86 176,598,959
Energy Storage89 249,542,055
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology38 68,168,837
Environment & Health4 1,615,940
Environmental biotechnology1 1,020,945
Environmental Informatics1 50,000
Ethics6 22,068,757
Extra-Galactic Astron.&Cosmol.4 11,827,017
Finance and Accounting1 2,044,217
Fluid Dynamics105 89,893,943
Food processing1 3,897,947
Food structure/composition1 956,055
Fuel Cell Technologies10 26,537,890
Fundamentals of Computing172 153,352,440
Fusion8 90,172,712
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions31 65,168,368
Genomics1 3,581,670
Governance1 710,089
Gravitational Waves1 461,770
Ground Engineering36 40,981,510
Heat & Mass Transfer13 12,168,109
High Performance Computing15 5,849,600
Human Communication in ICT20 26,145,289
Human-Computer Interactions128 226,379,517
Image & Vision Computing84 117,381,377
Industrial Organisation (R&D)2 5,330,017
Information & Knowledge Mgmt103 189,536,107
Innovation1 3,334,881
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.130 170,199,265
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 3,334,881
Lasers & Optics15 17,617,462
Lattice QCD2 6,105,798
Light-Matter Interactions35 43,030,268
Livestock production1 3,897,947
Logic & Combinatorics62 57,846,267
Macro-molecular delivery5 32,327,958
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena89 81,059,601
Manufact. Business Strategy14 31,625,113
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt72 214,490,182
Manufacturing Machine & Plant226 425,597,207
Materials Characterisation363 522,479,062
Materials Processing78 186,412,865
Materials Synthesis & Growth266 393,739,896
Materials testing & eng.71 107,945,067
Mathematical & Statistic Psych1 1,080,646
Mathematical Analysis155 125,309,882
Mathematical Aspects of OR29 64,946,742
Mathematical Physics62 54,120,130
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.157 237,444,872
Medical Imaging90 105,571,179
Medical science & disease22 34,879,834
Mental Health3 1,704,727
Metabolic engineering2 1,118,194
Microbiology4 7,897,623
Microorganisms1 352,996
Microsystems49 45,466,660
Mining & Minerals Extraction4 6,608,291
Mobile Computing33 53,067,062
Modelling & simul. of IT sys.2 6,548,981
Multiphase Flow7 18,323,939
Musculoskeletal system1 1,123,553
Music & Acoustic Technology22 23,848,756
Musicology1 6,285,934
Networks & Distributed Systems103 145,683,715
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms6 5,613,215
Non-linear Systems Mathematics73 75,968,499
Novel industrial products1 132,343
Nuclear Structure1 1,499,367
Numerical Analysis80 105,660,567
Oil & Gas Extraction4 6,048,888
Operations Management3 9,005,013
Optical Communications32 72,550,666
Optical Devices & Subsystems86 151,810,154
Optical Phenomena6 12,541,616
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits79 178,058,010
Organisational Studies1 362,646
Parallel Computing19 22,309,327
Particle Technology56 97,473,898
Pavement Engineering2 856,693
Physical Organic Chemistry35 49,508,244
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion19 24,742,553
Plasmas - Technological7 10,865,251
Political Geography1 3,472,713
Power Electronics13 11,168,783
Power Sys Man, Prot & Control1 840,201
Product Design1 4,436,877
Protein chemistry4 8,953,729
Protein engineering6 14,277,210
Psychology4 11,879,230
Quantum Fluids & Solids8 10,190,552
Quantum Optics & Information71 99,114,543
Reactor Engineering31 46,749,378
Research approaches2 1,508,848
RF & Microwave Technology81 82,949,624
Rheology13 8,652,076
Robotics & Autonomy75 159,667,619
Safety & Reliability of Plant1 4,650,283
Separation Processes7 17,204,369
Social Policy2 20,632,247
Social Psychology5 2,600,945
Socio Legal Studies4 5,901,786
Sociology2 3,773,767
Software Engineering135 143,338,924
Soil science6 3,443,434
Solar Technology62 57,325,851
Sport and Exercise2 6,803,307
Statistics & Appl. Probability141 211,742,657
Stem cell biology1 1,478,669
Structural biology2 7,033,778
Structural Engineering52 70,229,332
Surfaces & Interfaces46 52,324,310
Survey & Monitoring4 6,610,955
Sustainable Energy Networks67 112,867,604
Sustainable Energy Vectors65 105,802,588
Synthetic biology68 97,189,589
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 engineering52 65,353,666
Tools for the biosciences3 10,769,349
Transport Ops & Management21 44,198,147
Underwater Engineering1 5,784,697
Urban & Land Management24 54,304,330
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.21 17,024,521
VLSI Design1 1,765,760
Waste Management7 9,630,673
Waste Minimisation9 20,857,388
Water Engineering27 45,472,936
Wind Power31 52,211,835