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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 5,427,264
Acoustics17 17,899,578
Aerodynamics110 98,207,135
Algebra & Geometry144 104,997,270
Analytical Science133 228,639,547
Artificial Intelligence292 561,403,498
Assess/Remediate Contamination1 378,287
Astron. & Space Sci. Technol.3 6,526,824
Asymmetric Chemistry15 22,757,724
Atmospheric Kinetics1 6,782,657
Atoms & Ions16 16,478,110
B Physics/Flavour Physics1 5,427,264
Behavioural & experimental eco2 3,022,698
Biochemical engineering5 21,703,882
Biochemistry & physiology2 603,779
Bioelectronic Devices7 16,822,017
Bioenergy12 38,836,091
Bioinformatics10 18,254,925
Biological & Medicinal Chem.48 82,659,485
Biological membranes2 1,285,978
Biomaterials91 138,648,985
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation53 70,431,653
Biomedical neuroscience7 13,316,458
Biomedical sciences7 11,658,193
Bionanoscience6 9,643,490
Bionanotechnology3 1,454,081
Biophysics91 100,741,516
Bioprocess Engineering13 31,089,453
Bioreactors1 246,360
Building Ops & Management24 39,026,605
Carbon Capture & Storage16 60,854,019
Cartography and GIS1 6,718,389
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis169 230,278,910
Catalysis & enzymology6 14,758,678
Cells2 626,369
Chemical Biology98 130,157,672
Chemical Structure12 25,608,064
Chemical Synthetic Methodology144 188,813,025
Civil Engineering Materials34 43,999,057
Coastal & Waterway Engineering28 28,764,341
Cognitive Psychology9 6,527,138
Cognitive Science Appl. in ICT1 3,259,000
Cold Atomic Species27 34,149,278
Combustion22 25,366,852
Common Law inc. Commercial Law1 2,631,812
Communication & signalling1 302,860
Complex fluids & soft solids70 95,080,915
Complexity Science6 9,713,848
Composition1 6,240,207
Computational Linguistics28 32,776,724
Computer Graphics & Visual.31 69,117,216
Computer Sys. & Architecture25 71,684,780
Condensed Matter Physics162 189,613,702
Conservation Of Art & Textiles1 285,011
Construction Ops & Management18 27,610,516
Continuum Mechanics84 119,622,686
Control Engineering38 90,314,025
Co-ordination Chemistry61 63,342,844
Cosmology1 5,427,264
Criminal Law & Criminology2 4,003,142
Criminology4 12,069,335
Data Handling & Storage1 5,427,264
Design & Testing Technology58 76,104,838
Design Engineering60 106,583,219
Design of Process systems45 118,643,532
Design Processes2 4,512,436
Development (Biosciences)3 906,267
Digital Signal Processing41 59,925,660
Displays1 4,493,487
Drug Formulation & Delivery47 64,067,680
Earth Engineering4 8,903,197
Earth Resources2 4,733,801
Economics1 807,635
Electric Motor & Drive Systems22 48,426,327
Electrochemical Science & Eng.42 60,874,415
Electromagnetics3 1,258,442
Electronic Devices & Subsys.76 109,381,579
Elements of Education1 1,467,376
Energy - Conventional4 7,273,549
Energy - Marine & Hydropower25 58,062,807
Energy - Nuclear91 97,647,789
Energy Efficiency89 178,998,564
Energy Storage69 208,561,379
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology38 67,427,903
Environment & Health1 1,025,622
Environmental biotechnology1 1,020,945
Environmental economics1 5,560
Environmental Informatics1 50,000
Ethics5 21,400,014
Extra-Galactic Astron.&Cosmol.2 10,854,529
Financial economics2 1,653,270
Fluid Dynamics90 85,111,641
Food structure/composition1 238,693
Fuel Cell Technologies18 35,839,155
Fundamentals of Computing164 192,082,715
Fusion6 53,884,542
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions34 68,226,685
Genomics1 3,578,913
Ground Engineering23 36,961,624
Heat & Mass Transfer17 19,022,716
High Performance Computing2 887,484
Human Communication in ICT24 34,444,554
Human-Computer Interactions132 269,763,892
ICT and education1 148,972
Image & Vision Computing94 148,775,958
Industrial Organisation (R&D)2 5,330,017
Information & Knowledge Mgmt133 220,155,744
Innovation1 3,334,881
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.113 145,129,311
Intelligent & Expert Systems3 3,512,713
Intelligent Measurement Sys.2 6,249,453
International Law1 1,975,496
International Relations Theory1 3,551,360
Knowledge Management1 3,334,881
Lasers & Optics13 23,348,885
Lattice QCD2 6,040,874
Law and economics1 566,774
Law Relating To Property1 566,774
Light-Matter Interactions45 53,355,324
Logic & Combinatorics53 55,818,376
Macro-molecular delivery4 27,939,043
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena82 85,943,002
Manufact. Business Strategy11 26,839,525
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt79 202,286,725
Manufacturing Machine & Plant250 408,945,787
Materials Characterisation396 529,579,972
Materials Processing98 187,091,414
Materials Synthesis & Growth281 425,920,345
Materials testing & eng.66 92,850,090
Mathematical & Statistic Psych1 1,080,646
Mathematical Analysis137 115,673,623
Mathematical Aspects of OR35 66,517,120
Mathematical Physics56 51,405,438
Mech. & Fluid Power Transmiss.1 579,374
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.189 266,670,026
Medical Imaging97 119,219,085
Medical science & disease16 22,862,701
Metabolic engineering1 247,749
Microbiology4 1,365,196
Microorganisms1 352,996
Microsystems39 36,255,545
Mining & Minerals Extraction1 4,436,180
Mobile Computing31 64,760,533
Modelling & simul. of IT sys.2 6,515,878
Multimedia1 1,577,223
Multiphase Flow16 25,038,288
Musculoskeletal system1 1,123,553
Music & Acoustic Technology22 21,035,494
Musicology1 6,240,207
Networks & Distributed Systems89 139,677,407
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms6 8,981,175
Non-linear Systems Mathematics47 71,338,226
Novel industrial products1 321,432
Nuclear Structure1 1,499,367
Numerical Analysis75 105,372,167
Oil & Gas Extraction5 6,218,955
Operations Management3 8,863,177
Optical Communications31 70,107,857
Optical Devices & Subsystems83 137,558,019
Optical Phenomena6 9,796,947
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits83 159,843,267
Organisational Studies2 1,211,591
Parallel Computing5 11,224,445
Particle Technology53 101,075,973
Pavement Engineering2 856,693
Physical Organic Chemistry31 34,613,358
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion22 31,261,430
Plasmas - Technological12 12,661,064
Political Geography1 3,462,984
Pollution1 260,881
Power Electronics17 13,536,444
Product Design1 4,436,877
Protein chemistry3 7,663,530
Protein engineering3 9,135,808
Psychology8 14,598,083
Public Law1 952,129
Quantum Fluids & Solids9 10,966,275
Quantum Optics & Information77 114,733,760
Reactor Engineering31 44,549,236
Regional & Extreme Weather1 1,706,722
RF & Microwave Technology69 67,682,247
Rheology16 12,405,213
Robotics & Autonomy94 229,823,154
Safety & Reliability of Plant1 4,650,283
Scattering & Spectroscopy2 2,203,763
Science-Based Archaeology1 467,165
Separation Processes6 11,706,042
Social Anthropology1 775,542
Social Policy2 18,890,347
Social Psychology7 4,543,484
Social Theory1 775,542
Socio Legal Studies7 8,020,944
Sociology3 3,888,802
Software Engineering114 130,763,967
Soil science3 2,081,562
Solar Technology58 76,088,585
Sport and Exercise2 6,803,307
Statistics & Appl. Probability128 200,523,094
Stem cell biology1 1,478,669
Structural biology2 7,172,029
Structural Engineering54 74,616,333
Surfaces & Interfaces41 46,940,566
Survey & Monitoring3 5,948,526
Sustainable Energy Networks52 108,057,482
Sustainable Energy Vectors31 89,168,491
Synthetic biology46 76,693,220
System on Chip1 200,000
Systems neuroscience1 1,807,387
Technol. for Environ. Appl.1 50,000
Technology and method dev2 1,318,231
Theoretical biology1 3,578,913
Tissue engineering46 56,402,911
Tools for the biosciences2 4,216,699
Transport Ops & Management29 49,573,320
Underwater Engineering1 5,784,697
Urban & Land Management33 67,692,239
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.22 22,893,595
VLSI Design1 1,765,760
Waste Management13 13,136,049
Waste Minimisation11 21,414,158
Water Engineering40 58,991,115
Wind Power23 57,918,798