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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 5,701,219
Acoustics9 20,010,605
Aerodynamics59 45,270,581
Agricultural systems1 3,897,947
Algebra & Geometry130 100,416,019
Analytical Science138 218,635,575
Artificial Intelligence381 766,516,527
Astron. & Space Sci. Technol.4 14,586,639
Asymmetric Chemistry3 5,779,866
Atmospheric Kinetics1 7,091,268
Atoms & Ions9 9,990,150
B Physics/Flavour Physics1 5,701,219
Biochemical engineering11 23,153,542
Biochemistry & physiology2 7,124,649
Bioelectronic Devices14 12,558,045
Bioenergy10 36,533,382
Bioinformatics6 11,066,476
Biological & Medicinal Chem.42 87,156,304
Biomaterials76 125,752,269
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation45 67,404,309
Biomedical neuroscience9 13,974,194
Biomedical sciences9 28,174,032
Bionanoscience2 8,663,723
Bionanotechnology1 853,129
Biophysics73 87,464,896
Bioprocess Engineering10 54,210,553
Building Ops & Management14 16,770,880
Carbon Capture & Storage17 59,448,111
Cartography and GIS1 6,975,775
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis140 238,995,550
Catalysis & enzymology3 14,503,928
Chemical Biology73 116,645,785
Chemical Structure20 41,346,494
Chemical Synthetic Methodology86 144,848,485
Civil Engineering Materials9 16,113,616
Coastal & Waterway Engineering22 23,283,033
Cognitive Psychology4 2,766,948
Cognitive Science Appl. in ICT2 3,818,682
Cold Atomic Species12 11,571,253
Combustion15 28,470,117
Common Law inc. Commercial Law1 2,671,812
Complex fluids & soft solids55 71,305,354
Complexity Science1 3,913,751
Composition1 6,532,747
Computational Linguistics33 37,893,887
Computational Methods & Tools1 592,093
Computer Graphics & Visual.22 42,645,037
Computer Sys. & Architecture52 72,596,179
Condensed Matter Physics123 158,758,241
Construction Ops & Management5 12,317,089
Continuum Mechanics59 76,916,006
Control Engineering46 84,915,929
Co-ordination Chemistry53 57,177,184
Cosmology4 7,005,629
Criminology3 8,617,198
Data Handling & Storage1 5,701,219
Design & Testing Technology61 89,018,483
Design Engineering32 92,580,963
Design HTP1 12,959,982
Design of Process systems47 110,783,221
Design Processes3 3,606,144
Digital Signal Processing39 71,548,417
Direct Dark Matter Detection1 436,513
Drug Formulation & Delivery41 77,319,847
Earth Engineering6 10,815,598
Earth Resources1 4,436,180
Economics1 26,768,601
Ecosystem Scale Processes1 5,244,818
Electric Motor & Drive Systems17 53,602,888
Electrochemical Science & Eng.52 75,597,226
Electronic Devices & Subsys.109 123,191,023
Energy - Conventional5 7,951,248
Energy - Marine & Hydropower32 61,870,854
Energy - Nuclear47 80,598,717
Energy Efficiency77 168,167,682
Energy Storage84 118,845,537
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology24 33,591,295
Environment1 2,212,924
Environment & Health6 5,831,287
Environmental biotechnology1 162,134
Environmental Planning1 8,787,058
Ethics7 23,038,745
Extra-Galactic Astron.&Cosmol.4 12,245,078
Finance and Accounting1 2,044,217
Fluid Dynamics85 69,307,082
Food processing2 16,200,057
Food structure/composition1 1,698,037
Fuel Cell Technologies11 26,328,240
Fundamentals of Computing187 168,343,767
Fusion10 90,891,406
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions31 68,642,693
Governance1 710,089
Gravitational Waves1 461,770
Ground Engineering40 34,607,701
Heat & Mass Transfer9 6,832,894
High Performance Computing21 20,817,089
Human Communication in ICT21 53,189,240
Human Resource Management1 691,374
Human-Computer Interactions122 276,787,144
Image & Vision Computing78 105,180,389
Industrial Organisation (R&D)1 4,437,440
Information & Knowledge Mgmt86 170,908,463
Innovation1 3,673,166
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.135 173,034,019
Intelligent & Expert Systems4 9,153,196
Intelligent Measurement Sys.1 6,336,082
Jurisprudence/Legal Philosophy1 703,616
Knowledge Management1 3,673,166
Lasers & Optics16 11,112,858
Lattice QCD2 6,314,829
Leadership1 691,374
Light-Matter Interactions26 22,264,877
Livestock production1 3,897,947
Logic & Combinatorics60 60,456,882
Macro-molecular delivery1 10,851,090
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena73 78,550,542
Manufact. Business Strategy13 26,962,019
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt42 159,815,505
Manufacturing Machine & Plant185 413,441,131
Materials Characterisation318 405,423,008
Materials Processing73 158,204,532
Materials Synthesis & Growth212 305,919,568
Materials testing & eng.77 110,129,414
Mathematical Analysis131 111,950,639
Mathematical Aspects of OR33 62,616,949
Mathematical Physics50 55,238,501
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.141 259,756,484
Medical Imaging89 97,940,737
Medical science & disease19 37,703,014
Mental Health3 1,640,133
Metabolic engineering1 870,445
Microbiology4 7,897,623
Microsystems51 49,877,847
Mining & Minerals Extraction4 6,608,291
Mobile Computing35 69,592,306
Modelling & simul. of IT sys.8 29,520,365
Multiphase Flow6 14,306,409
Music & Acoustic Technology19 19,169,192
Musicology1 6,532,747
Networks & Distributed Systems89 178,301,336
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms7 6,574,394
New Media/Web-Based Studies1 12,959,982
Non-linear Systems Mathematics52 64,920,357
Nuclear Structure1 1,499,367
Numerical Analysis70 84,242,314
Oil & Gas Extraction2 6,774,744
Operations Management4 9,475,349
Optical Communications32 84,929,850
Optical Devices & Subsystems80 119,852,004
Optical Phenomena11 15,355,884
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits92 175,094,057
Organisational Studies1 362,646
Parallel Computing19 22,309,327
Particle Technology53 92,827,477
Pavement Engineering2 856,693
Physical Organic Chemistry29 55,578,636
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion17 23,179,829
Plasmas - Technological5 6,687,199
Political Geography1 3,474,398
Power Electronics12 7,050,503
Power Sys Man, Prot & Control1 840,201
Product Design1 4,436,877
Properties Of Earth Materials1 934,132
Protein chemistry5 13,663,422
Protein engineering3 3,679,490
Psychology3 12,166,114
Quantum Field Theory1 850,510
Quantum Fluids & Solids10 8,174,438
Quantum Optics & Information77 77,099,174
Reactor Engineering26 44,909,283
Research approaches2 6,371,631
RF & Microwave Technology77 106,640,725
Rheology10 7,351,823
Robotics & Autonomy73 160,302,458
Safety & Reliability of Plant1 6,864,992
Science & Technology Studies2 26,842,971
Science and Technology Studies3 22,935,747
Separation Processes6 18,847,629
Social Policy3 21,758,292
Social Psychology4 2,271,441
Socio Legal Studies5 32,670,387
Sociology2 3,773,767
Software Engineering133 159,641,822
Soil science6 5,448,309
Solar Technology58 61,145,504
Sport and Exercise2 6,803,307
Statistics & Appl. Probability113 160,158,082
Stem cell biology1 1,478,669
Structural biology3 8,517,089
Structural Engineering42 50,296,340
Surfaces & Interfaces46 52,781,134
Survey & Monitoring2 1,988,051
Sustainability Management1 1,460,497
Sustainable Energy Networks65 133,068,638
Sustainable Energy Vectors68 151,279,289
Synthetic biology86 124,871,528
Systems neuroscience2 1,655,001
The Standard Model5 698,206
Theoretical biology1 1,217,160
Tissue engineering57 82,167,562
Tools for the biosciences3 10,632,245
Transport Ops & Management13 30,305,465
Urban & Land Management22 47,252,022
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.22 19,956,597
Waste Management10 12,154,647
Waste Minimisation10 21,713,116
Water Engineering19 38,407,943
Water Quality1 165,201
Wind Power27 49,455,462