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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
Acoustics16 23,964,476
Aerodynamics94 86,327,457
Algebra & Geometry159 104,702,576
Analytical Science135 231,110,475
Artificial Intelligence327 624,445,082
Assess/Remediate Contamination1 378,287
Astron. & Space Sci. Technol.3 6,543,324
Asymmetric Chemistry14 22,184,807
Atmospheric Kinetics1 6,782,657
Atoms & Ions12 12,475,584
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 38,754,689
Bioinformatics10 18,205,203
Biological & Medicinal Chem.48 83,072,506
Biological membranes1 906,288
Biomaterials85 143,804,988
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation57 76,993,833
Biomedical neuroscience7 13,340,728
Biomedical sciences7 17,978,827
Bionanoscience3 8,656,013
Bionanotechnology3 1,454,081
Biophysics84 103,577,176
Bioprocess Engineering14 31,515,567
Bioreactors1 246,360
Building Ops & Management25 38,563,356
Carbon Capture & Storage16 62,564,937
Cartography and GIS1 6,718,389
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis168 231,766,052
Catalysis & enzymology7 15,768,081
Cells2 626,369
Chemical Biology95 130,600,298
Chemical Structure12 25,166,100
Chemical Synthetic Methodology135 179,012,205
Civil Engineering Materials30 41,992,135
Coastal & Waterway Engineering21 26,369,028
Cognitive Psychology9 6,527,138
Cognitive Science Appl. in ICT2 3,818,682
Cold Atomic Species26 35,043,439
Combustion21 29,748,362
Common Law inc. Commercial Law1 2,671,812
Communication & signalling1 302,860
Complex fluids & soft solids70 95,367,996
Complexity Science4 8,464,780
Composition1 6,240,764
Computational Linguistics29 36,172,749
Computer Graphics & Visual.30 67,939,516
Computer Sys. & Architecture48 88,132,261
Condensed Matter Physics155 181,826,091
Conservation Of Art & Textiles1 285,011
Construction Ops & Management15 24,547,713
Continuum Mechanics84 115,270,847
Control Engineering44 93,039,797
Co-ordination Chemistry59 60,339,092
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 systems43 122,224,139
Design Processes1 461,079
Development (Biosciences)2 600,951
Digital Signal Processing41 59,285,333
Direct Dark Matter Detection1 436,513
Displays1 4,493,487
Drug Formulation & Delivery51 72,591,572
Earth Engineering4 8,903,197
Earth Resources2 4,733,801
Electric Motor & Drive Systems18 45,918,061
Electrochemical Science & Eng.44 60,940,640
Electromagnetics3 1,258,442
Electronic Devices & Subsys.81 109,785,979
Energy - Conventional3 5,931,801
Energy - Marine & Hydropower32 66,511,267
Energy - Nuclear102 149,856,087
Energy Efficiency97 182,968,776
Energy Storage59 228,542,924
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology40 67,366,259
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 Dynamics89 86,117,702
Food structure/composition1 956,055
Fuel Cell Technologies14 30,351,727
Fundamentals of Computing179 202,304,584
Fusion4 52,966,044
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions34 67,384,025
Genomics1 3,578,913
Governance1 710,089
Gravitational Waves1 461,770
Ground Engineering28 39,183,660
Heat & Mass Transfer15 16,107,446
High Performance Computing6 3,157,984
Human Communication in ICT18 23,488,418
Human-Computer Interactions137 277,350,546
Image & Vision Computing94 148,608,026
Industrial Organisation (R&D)2 5,330,017
Information & Knowledge Mgmt130 214,769,267
Innovation1 3,334,881
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.115 149,404,843
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 & Optics14 21,533,999
Lattice QCD2 6,057,374
Law and economics1 566,774
Law Relating To Property1 566,774
Light-Matter Interactions41 48,976,254
Logic & Combinatorics53 53,676,980
Macro-molecular delivery3 27,532,840
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena82 77,937,993
Manufact. Business Strategy11 26,839,525
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt82 217,950,852
Manufacturing Machine & Plant240 415,244,512
Materials Characterisation377 520,228,910
Materials Processing93 190,846,244
Materials Synthesis & Growth280 423,422,765
Materials testing & eng.65 95,348,011
Mathematical & Statistic Psych1 1,080,646
Mathematical Analysis152 125,059,324
Mathematical Aspects of OR32 64,597,702
Mathematical Physics58 50,696,486
Mech. & Fluid Power Transmiss.1 579,374
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.184 268,582,949
Medical Imaging96 123,329,544
Medical science & disease21 29,432,437
Metabolic engineering2 1,118,194
Microbiology4 7,897,623
Microorganisms2 868,960
Microsystems42 42,140,841
Mining & Minerals Extraction1 4,436,180
Mobile Computing29 58,861,980
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 Technology21 19,562,772
Musicology1 6,240,764
Networks & Distributed Systems91 134,499,483
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms8 10,096,771
Non-linear Systems Mathematics54 71,066,117
Novel industrial products1 132,343
Nuclear Structure1 1,499,367
Numerical Analysis83 105,272,243
Oil & Gas Extraction5 6,218,955
Operations Management3 8,863,177
Optical Communications29 69,056,090
Optical Devices & Subsystems82 137,327,846
Optical Phenomena5 9,344,996
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits84 168,792,878
Organisational Studies2 1,211,591
Parallel Computing25 25,730,358
Particle Technology55 99,194,890
Pavement Engineering2 856,693
Physical Organic Chemistry38 38,958,427
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion15 24,431,700
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 chemistry4 8,669,659
Protein engineering5 11,890,194
Psychology6 13,595,477
Public Law1 952,129
Quantum Fluids & Solids8 10,591,780
Quantum Optics & Information74 108,541,019
Reactor Engineering29 47,046,149
Regional & Extreme Weather1 1,706,722
Research approaches3 2,387,018
RF & Microwave Technology71 70,759,642
Rheology15 11,464,351
Robotics & Autonomy90 229,140,931
Safety & Reliability of Plant1 4,650,283
Scattering & Spectroscopy2 2,203,763
Science-Based Archaeology1 467,165
Separation Processes6 16,639,211
Social Anthropology1 775,542
Social Policy2 18,954,239
Social Psychology7 4,543,484
Social Stats., Comp. & Methods1 243,196
Social Theory1 775,542
Socio Legal Studies7 8,020,944
Sociology4 4,629,391
Software Engineering132 145,600,878
Soil science6 3,225,867
Solar Technology61 72,366,649
Sport and Exercise2 6,803,307
Statistics & Appl. Probability137 204,927,580
Stem cell biology1 1,478,669
Structural biology2 7,172,029
Structural Engineering51 72,449,718
Surfaces & Interfaces44 51,069,610
Survey & Monitoring3 5,948,526
Sustainable Energy Networks59 114,462,309
Sustainable Energy Vectors41 103,598,642
Synthetic biology53 86,180,439
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 Management31 63,162,339
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.22 16,638,165
VLSI Design1 1,765,760
Waste Management10 10,916,493
Waste Minimisation11 21,415,890
Water Engineering32 55,610,781
Wind Power30 64,477,256