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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
Acoustics18 18,546,143
Aerodynamics90 98,334,712
Agricultural systems2 2,026,782
Algebra & Geometry99 76,547,976
Analytical Science103 190,271,474
Animal & human physiology1 460,716
Animal diseases1 697,673
Animal organisms2 1,618,284
Artificial Intelligence193 476,327,066
Assess/Remediate Contamination3 681,840
Astron. & Space Sci. Technol.1 5,426,912
Asymmetric Chemistry17 23,920,966
Atmospheric Kinetics1 6,782,657
Atoms & Ions15 11,127,392
B Physics/Flavour Physics1 5,426,912
Behavioural & experimental eco3 3,481,839
Biochemical engineering8 31,782,085
Biochemistry & physiology1 1,541,002
Bioelectronic Devices6 11,899,769
Bioenergy21 25,375,351
Bioinformatics12 19,968,394
Biological & Medicinal Chem.50 80,136,650
Biological membranes2 1,285,978
Biomaterials78 130,349,560
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation44 59,903,958
Biomedical neuroscience3 6,229,807
Biomedical sciences9 10,032,684
Bionanoscience7 9,940,569
Biophysics84 91,891,093
Bioprocess Engineering23 42,573,698
Building Ops & Management27 130,549,881
Carbohydrate Chemistry1 1,009,939
Carbon Capture & Storage18 40,293,533
Cartography and GIS1 6,718,389
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis110 164,795,630
Catalysis & enzymology6 14,365,573
Cells2 1,947,376
Chemical Biology69 102,802,251
Chemical Structure25 26,895,471
Chemical Synthetic Methodology122 176,110,224
Civil Engineering Materials37 66,613,084
Climate & Climate Change5 1,461,677
Coastal & Waterway Engineering43 33,302,847
Cognitive Psychology6 5,610,252
Cognitive Science Appl. in ICT2 1,056,088
Cold Atomic Species26 30,944,286
Combustion12 12,727,873
Common Law inc. Commercial Law1 151,789
Complex fluids & soft solids54 79,229,776
Complexity Science11 21,736,265
Composition1 6,240,207
Comput./Corpus Linguistics7 4,289,923
Computational Linguistics8 15,430,476
Computer Graphics & Visual.31 63,377,920
Computer Sys. & Architecture26 75,058,657
Condensed Matter Physics118 127,805,548
Conservation Ecology1 574,039
Conservation Of Art & Textiles2 674,909
Construction Ops & Management15 21,656,061
Continuum Mechanics73 108,860,855
Control Engineering33 67,809,475
Co-ordination Chemistry45 54,560,369
Cosmology1 5,426,912
Criminal Law & Criminology2 4,003,142
Criminology8 6,780,665
Cultural Geography1 149,814
Data Handling & Storage1 5,426,912
Design & Testing Technology57 76,765,825
Design Engineering49 72,183,284
Design of Process systems48 117,071,311
Design Processes5 7,368,338
Development (Biosciences)5 2,383,089
Development Studies16 15,144,836
Diet & health5 6,797,324
Digital Signal Processing50 64,030,083
Displays2 5,415,534
Drug Formulation & Delivery37 81,662,816
Earth Resources1 297,621
Economic Development1 690,143
Economics2 1,424,429
Education1 148,755
Electric Motor & Drive Systems22 50,860,674
Electrochemical Science & Eng.22 37,977,263
Electromagnetics5 2,266,955
Electronic Devices & Subsys.57 97,315,342
Elements of Education1 1,467,376
Energy - Conventional5 5,909,723
Energy - Marine & Hydropower20 54,614,911
Energy - Nuclear93 85,630,743
Energy Efficiency73 180,572,423
Energy Storage69 213,713,305
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology33 60,318,848
Environment & Health6 2,751,302
Environmental biotechnology1 1,020,945
Environmental economics1 5,560
Environmental Geography5 2,949,442
Environmental Informatics2 1,168,619
Environmental Planning2 181,630
Ethics1 6,989,517
Extra-Galactic Astron.&Cosmol.2 10,853,825
Financial economics2 1,653,270
Fluid Dynamics67 73,535,488
Food processing1 984,856
Food structure/composition2 1,204,603
Fuel Cell Technologies24 43,850,048
Fundamentals of Computing143 186,043,495
Fusion13 53,590,006
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions32 54,690,904
Genomics1 3,554,745
Geography and Development3 451,674
Geohazards1 151,387
Global Health and Medicine3 450,659
Globalism and Development3 455,330
Governance2 1,097,691
Ground Engineering35 42,902,415
Heat & Mass Transfer25 27,437,726
Heritage Management1 149,814
High Performance Computing5 2,382,115
Human Communication in ICT20 30,609,747
Human-Computer Interactions144 257,992,299
ICT and education3 916,519
Image & Vision Computing87 150,571,757
Immunology1 697,673
Industrial Organisation (R&D)1 892,577
Industrial-Org/Occupational1 3,793,546
Information & Knowledge Mgmt151 259,347,653
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.92 109,104,281
Intelligent & Expert Systems2 2,080,433
Intelligent Measurement Sys.2 6,249,453
International Law1 1,975,496
International Relations Theory1 3,489,711
Land - Ocean Interactions3 4,078,394
Lasers & Optics25 38,871,984
Lattice QCD1 5,426,912
Law and economics1 566,774
Law Regulated By Statute1 151,789
Law Relating To Property1 566,774
Light-Matter Interactions42 52,932,859
Livestock production1 697,673
Logic & Combinatorics28 30,112,035
Macroeconomics1 4,000,602
Macro-molecular delivery4 27,639,043
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena62 75,131,730
Management & Business Studies1 992,269
Manufact. Business Strategy4 11,995,556
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt92 237,891,412
Manufacturing Machine & Plant249 410,566,422
Materials Characterisation308 450,915,166
Materials Processing112 215,727,086
Materials Synthesis & Growth238 383,696,100
Materials testing & eng.54 99,476,340
Mathematical & Statistic Psych1 1,080,646
Mathematical Analysis96 82,821,078
Mathematical Aspects of OR28 84,108,018
Mathematical Physics32 30,728,519
Mech. & Fluid Power Transmiss.1 579,374
Med Soc/Soc Health & Illness2 302,567
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.198 271,353,048
Medical Imaging72 107,566,493
Medical science & disease12 16,991,469
Microsystems28 40,240,795
Mining & Minerals Extraction1 216,105
Mobile Computing44 68,152,453
Modelling & simul. of IT sys.3 13,208,602
Multimedia2 2,137,857
Multiphase Flow18 26,233,148
Musculoskeletal system1 1,123,553
Music & Acoustic Technology19 22,440,459
Musicology1 6,240,207
Nat Resources, Env & Rural Dev9 3,874,504
Networks & Distributed Systems102 161,641,904
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms5 8,817,755
Non-linear Systems Mathematics36 55,933,314
Novel industrial products1 321,432
Numerical Analysis62 86,398,192
Oil & Gas Extraction4 5,933,892
Optical Communications27 65,325,907
Optical Devices & Subsystems57 99,843,768
Optical Phenomena9 8,817,606
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits78 151,196,438
Organisational Studies3 4,636,807
Parallel Computing5 11,161,781
Part. Phys/Astron. Instrument.1 882,086
Particle Technology42 80,212,400
Pavement Engineering1 1,108,696
Physical Organic Chemistry38 36,586,653
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion24 35,372,346
Plasmas - Technological13 18,357,767
Pol.,International Rel.&Dev.1 151,784
Political Geography2 7,455,498
Political Science1 148,092
Pollution5 867,955
Power Electronics9 9,477,124
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
Psychology12 7,431,242
Public Law1 952,129
Quantum Fluids & Solids11 12,591,051
Quantum Optics & Information71 97,811,179
Reactor Engineering21 35,729,550
Recreation/Tourism Geography1 953,078
Regional & Extreme Weather11 4,817,607
Regional Development2 297,906
RF & Microwave Technology88 84,450,301
Rheology6 7,961,795
Robotics & Autonomy97 214,171,036
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 Processes8 11,674,354
Social Anthropology2 1,543,525
Social Policy7 8,679,577
Social policy and Development3 993,274
Social Psychology7 5,051,700
Social Theory1 775,542
Socio Legal Studies4 2,735,952
Sociology3 1,340,911
Sociology and Development2 299,628
Sociology of Education5 6,797,324
Software Engineering91 113,770,521
Soil science7 5,009,752
Solar Technology61 104,055,134
Statistics & Appl. Probability97 247,174,594
Stem cell biology1 1,478,669
Structural biology9 20,314,011
Structural Engineering54 110,508,844
Surfaces & Interfaces22 21,551,358
Survey & Monitoring4 7,442,775
Sustainable Energy Networks46 126,599,917
Sustainable Energy Vectors20 50,809,359
Synthetic biology53 70,650,851
Technol. for Environ. Appl.3 353,463
Technology and method dev2 1,318,231
Theoretical biology1 3,554,745
Tissue Engineering43 54,278,660
Tools for the biosciences4 4,866,595
Transport Ops & Management30 53,925,965
Underwater Engineering1 5,741,636
Urban & Land Management50 91,085,243
Urban Geography1 151,798
Urbanisation1 151,798
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.26 25,118,529
VLSI Design1 1,765,760
Waste Management12 14,900,835
Waste Minimisation13 18,386,697
Water Engineering66 102,615,741
Water Quality3 6,653,984
Wind Power27 63,165,054