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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 5,443,764
Acoustics17 24,386,751
Aerodynamics103 94,659,167
Algebra & Geometry156 106,746,959
Analytical Science132 228,251,108
Artificial Intelligence321 617,428,566
Assess/Remediate Contamination1 378,287
Astron. & Space Sci. Technol.3 6,543,324
Asymmetric Chemistry14 22,184,807
Atmospheric Kinetics1 6,782,657
Atoms & Ions14 13,442,193
B Physics/Flavour Physics1 5,443,764
Behavioural & experimental eco1 1,047,202
Biochemical engineering6 22,574,327
Biochemistry & physiology2 603,779
Bioelectronic Devices7 16,822,017
Bioenergy10 38,699,799
Bioinformatics11 18,718,782
Biological & Medicinal Chem.46 79,828,529
Biological membranes1 906,288
Biomaterials82 135,593,125
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation55 69,956,987
Biomedical neuroscience7 13,340,728
Biomedical sciences7 17,978,827
Bionanoscience4 9,277,336
Bionanotechnology3 1,454,081
Biophysics87 104,732,724
Bioprocess Engineering14 31,913,715
Bioreactors1 246,360
Building Ops & Management25 38,563,356
Carbon Capture & Storage16 62,564,937
Cartography and GIS1 6,718,389
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis164 229,087,782
Catalysis & enzymology6 14,761,952
Cells2 626,369
Chemical Biology94 128,348,310
Chemical Structure12 25,166,100
Chemical Synthetic Methodology137 184,453,200
Civil Engineering Materials32 42,471,391
Coastal & Waterway Engineering20 26,356,930
Cognitive Psychology9 6,527,138
Cognitive Science Appl. in ICT2 3,818,682
Cold Atomic Species25 33,386,793
Combustion21 24,593,668
Common Law inc. Commercial Law1 2,671,812
Communication & signalling1 302,860
Complex fluids & soft solids69 94,419,137
Complexity Science4 8,464,780
Composition1 6,240,764
Computational Linguistics29 33,897,110
Computer Graphics & Visual.32 68,757,757
Computer Sys. & Architecture40 84,484,469
Condensed Matter Physics160 191,934,573
Conservation Of Art & Textiles1 285,011
Construction Ops & Management16 25,767,258
Continuum Mechanics85 116,192,225
Control Engineering43 92,706,044
Co-ordination Chemistry60 60,777,031
Cosmology4 6,748,174
Criminal Law & Criminology1 2,027,646
Criminology3 10,093,839
Data Handling & Storage1 5,443,764
Design & Testing Technology66 85,073,504
Design Engineering52 100,366,711
Design of Process systems45 123,297,773
Design Processes2 4,512,436
Development (Biosciences)2 600,951
Digital Signal Processing41 59,266,411
Direct Dark Matter Detection1 436,513
Displays1 4,493,487
Drug Formulation & Delivery48 69,500,667
Earth Engineering4 8,903,197
Earth Resources2 4,733,801
Electric Motor & Drive Systems18 46,154,572
Electrochemical Science & Eng.40 59,096,919
Electromagnetics3 1,258,442
Electronic Devices & Subsys.84 116,339,018
Energy - Conventional3 5,931,801
Energy - Marine & Hydropower32 66,511,267
Energy - Nuclear105 150,521,059
Energy Efficiency100 184,747,223
Energy Storage60 228,280,092
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology41 68,571,585
Environment & Health7 2,958,687
Environmental biotechnology1 1,020,945
Environmental economics1 5,560
Environmental Informatics1 50,000
Ethics6 22,019,800
Extra-Galactic Astron.&Cosmol.4 11,730,169
Financial economics2 1,653,270
Fluid Dynamics90 84,981,465
Food structure/composition1 238,693
Fuel Cell Technologies14 30,349,936
Fundamentals of Computing174 198,377,880
Fusion4 52,966,044
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions33 66,917,162
Genomics1 3,578,913
Governance1 710,089
Gravitational Waves1 461,770
Ground Engineering27 37,980,230
Heat & Mass Transfer15 16,107,446
High Performance Computing4 2,019,904
Human Communication in ICT19 27,539,776
Human-Computer Interactions132 271,714,278
Image & Vision Computing100 152,221,988
Industrial Organisation (R&D)2 5,330,017
Information & Knowledge Mgmt132 219,800,894
Innovation1 3,334,881
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.119 150,286,109
Intelligent & Expert Systems4 8,599,119
Intelligent Measurement Sys.2 6,249,453
International Relations Theory1 3,551,360
Jurisprudence/Legal Philosophy1 703,616
Knowledge Management1 3,334,881
Lasers & Optics11 19,409,648
Lattice QCD2 6,057,374
Law and economics1 566,774
Law Relating To Property1 566,774
Light-Matter Interactions42 47,961,090
Logic & Combinatorics53 53,958,371
Macro-molecular delivery3 27,532,840
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena86 87,043,535
Manufact. Business Strategy11 26,839,525
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt82 217,083,388
Manufacturing Machine & Plant245 415,128,644
Materials Characterisation380 521,278,145
Materials Processing95 191,600,994
Materials Synthesis & Growth281 427,341,117
Materials testing & eng.63 93,303,899
Mathematical & Statistic Psych1 1,080,646
Mathematical Analysis145 122,512,271
Mathematical Aspects of OR33 66,113,602
Mathematical Physics59 52,667,523
Mech. & Fluid Power Transmiss.1 579,374
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.188 271,875,231
Medical Imaging98 125,512,292
Medical science & disease21 24,310,518
Metabolic engineering2 1,118,194
Microbiology4 7,897,623
Microorganisms2 868,960
Microsystems43 42,498,215
Mining & Minerals Extraction1 4,436,180
Mobile Computing29 62,543,734
Modelling & simul. of IT sys.2 6,516,058
Multimedia1 1,577,223
Multiphase Flow16 25,038,288
Musculoskeletal system1 1,123,553
Music & Acoustic Technology22 20,185,294
Musicology1 6,240,764
Networks & Distributed Systems94 134,851,605
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms8 10,096,771
Non-linear Systems Mathematics53 71,550,229
Novel industrial products1 132,343
Nuclear Structure1 1,499,367
Numerical Analysis84 105,923,462
Oil & Gas Extraction5 6,218,955
Operations Management3 8,863,177
Optical Communications28 68,429,947
Optical Devices & Subsystems83 135,343,808
Optical Phenomena5 9,344,996
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits89 169,060,391
Organisational Studies2 1,211,591
Parallel Computing17 22,082,566
Particle Technology53 97,186,173
Pavement Engineering2 856,693
Physical Organic Chemistry34 36,309,321
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion17 24,953,109
Plasmas - Technological10 12,514,846
Political Geography1 3,462,984
Pollution2 776,846
Population Ecology1 358,057
Power Electronics14 11,668,065
Product Design1 4,436,877
Protein chemistry3 7,663,530
Protein engineering4 10,588,731
Psychology7 14,449,112
Public Law1 952,129
Quantum Fluids & Solids8 10,591,780
Quantum Optics & Information77 114,798,445
Reactor Engineering28 41,537,288
Regional & Extreme Weather1 1,706,722
Research approaches1 734,203
RF & Microwave Technology71 70,872,457
Rheology16 12,464,077
Robotics & Autonomy89 228,096,099
Safety & Reliability of Plant1 4,650,283
Scattering & Spectroscopy2 2,203,763
Science-Based Archaeology1 467,165
Security Studies1 768,684
Separation Processes6 16,639,211
Social Anthropology1 775,542
Social Policy2 18,954,239
Social Psychology7 4,543,484
Social Stats., Comp. & Methods2 1,011,879
Social Theory1 775,542
Socio Legal Studies7 8,020,944
Sociology4 4,629,391
Software Engineering124 141,994,735
Soil science6 3,225,867
Solar Technology60 73,235,322
Sport and Exercise2 6,803,307
Statistics & Appl. Probability138 206,064,366
Stem cell biology1 1,478,669
Structural biology2 7,172,029
Structural Engineering53 73,909,826
Surfaces & Interfaces43 50,067,303
Survey & Monitoring4 6,717,210
Sustainable Energy Networks61 116,260,550
Sustainable Energy Vectors40 98,087,990
Synthetic biology52 85,876,383
Systems neuroscience1 1,823,387
Technol. for Environ. Appl.1 50,000
Technology and method dev2 1,318,231
Theoretical biology2 5,113,094
Tissue Engineering42 56,221,308
Tools for the biosciences5 11,255,740
Transport Ops & Management28 45,475,570
Underwater Engineering1 5,784,697
Urban & Land Management32 67,335,473
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.23 16,900,997
VLSI Design1 1,765,760
Waste Management10 10,916,493
Waste Minimisation11 21,415,890
Water Engineering34 55,843,923
Wind Power32 65,104,274