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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 18,176,020
Aerodynamics95 90,195,740
Algebra & Geometry104 78,010,884
Analytical Science117 210,718,967
Animal & human physiology1 460,716
Artificial Intelligence229 516,562,881
Assess/Remediate Contamination1 378,287
Astron. & Space Sci. Technol.3 6,526,472
Asymmetric Chemistry16 23,516,735
Atmospheric Kinetics1 6,782,657
Atoms & Ions18 17,182,098
B Physics/Flavour Physics1 5,426,912
Behavioural & experimental eco2 3,022,698
Biochemical engineering7 26,815,813
Biochemistry & physiology1 1,541,002
Bioelectronic Devices7 17,624,967
Bioenergy15 23,972,395
Bioinformatics12 19,936,029
Biological & Medicinal Chem.51 86,204,015
Biological membranes2 1,285,978
Biomaterials86 131,692,825
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation45 73,411,013
Biomedical neuroscience4 11,822,828
Biomedical sciences7 10,225,374
Bionanoscience7 9,940,569
Biophysics85 95,389,787
Bioprocess Engineering24 41,010,439
Building Ops & Management28 99,691,944
Carbohydrate Chemistry1 1,034,939
Carbon Capture & Storage15 39,725,775
Cartography and GIS1 6,718,389
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis144 181,316,646
Catalysis & enzymology6 14,758,678
Cells2 1,947,376
Chemical Biology88 118,618,040
Chemical Structure23 24,417,822
Chemical Synthetic Methodology142 180,559,844
Civil Engineering Materials38 40,264,901
Coastal & Waterway Engineering36 30,382,252
Cognitive Psychology9 6,527,138
Cognitive Science Appl. in ICT1 3,259,000
Cold Atomic Species27 32,156,197
Combustion20 24,685,818
Complex fluids & soft solids51 75,943,831
Complexity Science10 19,351,005
Composition1 6,240,207
Comput./Corpus Linguistics4 1,630,287
Computational Linguistics22 27,108,014
Computer Graphics & Visual.33 70,855,376
Computer Sys. & Architecture25 78,460,645
Condensed Matter Physics140 152,562,198
Conservation Of Art & Textiles2 674,909
Construction Ops & Management15 21,591,642
Continuum Mechanics69 102,737,816
Control Engineering31 66,445,722
Co-ordination Chemistry53 56,666,057
Cosmology1 5,426,912
Criminal Law & Criminology2 4,003,142
Criminology3 5,096,736
Data Handling & Storage1 5,426,912
Design & Testing Technology60 79,083,239
Design Engineering58 85,907,327
Design of Process systems50 116,365,889
Design Processes4 6,359,514
Development (Biosciences)5 2,383,089
Digital Signal Processing48 67,116,878
Displays2 5,415,534
Drug Formulation & Delivery35 68,422,909
Earth Resources1 297,621
Economics1 807,635
Electric Motor & Drive Systems22 48,154,703
Electrochemical Science & Eng.24 39,255,795
Electromagnetics6 2,295,682
Electronic Devices & Subsys.57 91,485,430
Elements of Education1 1,467,376
Energy - Conventional4 7,203,576
Energy - Marine & Hydropower18 53,305,278
Energy - Nuclear86 83,458,016
Energy Efficiency82 165,475,731
Energy Storage75 177,372,873
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology36 61,941,667
Environment & Health2 2,144,241
Environmental biotechnology1 1,020,945
Environmental economics1 5,560
Environmental Informatics2 1,168,619
Ethics1 6,989,517
Extra-Galactic Astron.&Cosmol.2 10,853,825
Financial economics1 1,047,202
Fluid Dynamics79 79,582,586
Food processing1 1,009,856
Food structure/composition2 1,204,603
Fuel Cell Technologies23 38,683,783
Fundamentals of Computing152 191,034,520
Fusion11 56,633,847
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions32 56,859,731
Genomics1 3,554,745
Ground Engineering28 39,251,435
Heat & Mass Transfer20 21,515,161
High Performance Computing5 2,382,115
Human Communication in ICT21 31,418,628
Human-Computer Interactions139 253,610,912
ICT and education3 916,519
Image & Vision Computing85 153,620,440
Industrial Organisation (R&D)1 892,577
Industrial-Org/Occupational1 3,798,380
Information & Knowledge Mgmt137 232,273,875
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.98 125,039,949
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 36,921,302
Lattice QCD1 5,426,912
Law and economics1 566,774
Law Relating To Property1 566,774
Light-Matter Interactions42 52,564,444
Logic & Combinatorics28 31,397,678
Macroeconomics1 4,000,602
Macro-molecular delivery4 27,639,043
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena66 78,775,021
Management & Business Studies1 992,269
Manufact. Business Strategy7 18,994,989
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt88 208,626,625
Manufacturing Machine & Plant248 407,408,183
Materials Characterisation364 475,978,237
Materials Processing108 198,259,994
Materials Synthesis & Growth252 410,322,536
Materials testing & eng.58 101,791,533
Mathematical & Statistic Psych1 1,080,646
Mathematical Analysis103 88,934,521
Mathematical Aspects of OR30 86,558,344
Mathematical Physics36 31,961,829
Mech. & Fluid Power Transmiss.1 579,374
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.198 283,480,303
Medical Imaging85 121,083,047
Medical science & disease14 23,816,108
Microbiology1 20,223
Microsystems30 31,826,285
Mining & Minerals Extraction1 216,105
Mobile Computing39 74,041,841
Modelling & simul. of IT sys.3 13,218,270
Multimedia1 1,577,223
Multiphase Flow20 25,541,577
Musculoskeletal system1 1,123,553
Music & Acoustic Technology19 19,206,270
Musicology1 6,240,207
Networks & Distributed Systems99 161,844,237
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms7 9,080,840
Non-linear Systems Mathematics33 51,135,429
Novel industrial products1 321,432
Numerical Analysis56 82,909,389
Oil & Gas Extraction5 6,421,318
Optical Communications31 74,875,445
Optical Devices & Subsystems79 131,113,863
Optical Phenomena8 16,155,798
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits87 163,936,921
Organisational Studies3 4,641,641
Parallel Computing5 11,176,283
Particle Technology46 90,780,482
Pavement Engineering3 1,965,389
Physical Organic Chemistry39 36,914,146
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion23 34,604,976
Plasmas - Technological13 17,307,001
Political Geography2 7,455,498
Pollution1 260,881
Power Electronics11 10,660,650
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 7,481,242
Public Law1 952,129
Quantum Fluids & Solids9 12,076,220
Quantum Optics & Information78 110,948,154
Reactor Engineering24 36,726,974
Recreation/Tourism Geography1 953,078
Regional & Extreme Weather2 2,750,487
RF & Microwave Technology88 84,728,627
Rheology9 9,361,999
Robotics & Autonomy89 202,486,732
Safety & Reliability of Plant1 4,650,283
Scattering & Spectroscopy6 4,032,230
Science and Technology Studies1 1,485,560
Science-Based Archaeology1 467,165
Separation Processes10 12,846,072
Social Anthropology1 775,542
Social Policy1 6,989,517
Social Psychology11 6,977,409
Social Theory1 775,542
Socio Legal Studies7 8,020,944
Sociology1 249,556
Software Engineering113 128,371,964
Soil science5 3,754,820
Solar Technology59 75,572,211
Sport and Exercise2 6,803,307
Statistics & Appl. Probability97 246,252,295
Stem cell biology1 1,478,669
Structural biology9 20,314,011
Structural Engineering56 85,363,061
Surfaces & Interfaces23 26,277,787
Survey & Monitoring4 7,442,775
Sustainable Energy Networks50 105,718,587
Sustainable Energy Vectors22 57,726,322
Synthetic biology50 76,586,269
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 engineering42 58,316,263
Tools for the biosciences3 4,826,411
Transport Ops & Management29 53,397,161
Underwater Engineering1 5,741,636
Urban & Land Management47 89,419,032
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.26 24,068,678
VLSI Design1 1,765,760
Waste Management14 14,914,296
Waste Minimisation11 15,038,256
Water Engineering58 84,420,874
Wind Power27 62,330,319