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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
Acoustics19 19,519,094
Aerodynamics105 97,186,018
Algebra & Geometry135 100,512,828
Analytical Science134 221,976,198
Artificial Intelligence270 508,644,680
Assess/Remediate Contamination1 378,287
Astron. & Space Sci. Technol.3 6,526,472
Asymmetric Chemistry16 23,442,084
Atmospheric Kinetics1 6,782,657
Atoms & Ions16 16,478,110
B Physics/Flavour Physics1 5,426,912
Behavioural & experimental eco2 3,022,698
Biochemical engineering7 26,830,650
Biochemistry & physiology3 2,144,781
Bioelectronic Devices6 17,375,168
Bioenergy13 21,898,232
Bioinformatics11 18,841,578
Biological & Medicinal Chem.53 88,287,598
Biological membranes1 906,288
Biomaterials95 140,099,376
Biomechanics & Rehabilitation49 75,714,901
Biomedical neuroscience4 11,885,417
Biomedical sciences7 10,225,374
Bionanoscience6 9,643,490
Bionanotechnology1 300,979
Biophysics101 102,613,034
Bioprocess Engineering20 39,467,652
Bioreactors1 246,360
Building Ops & Management29 62,847,747
Carbon Capture & Storage16 41,811,155
Cartography and GIS1 6,718,389
Catalysis & Applied Catalysis170 204,280,491
Catalysis & enzymology6 14,758,678
Cells3 2,147,114
Chemical Biology95 125,650,101
Chemical Structure26 27,191,572
Chemical Synthetic Methodology151 191,058,207
Civil Engineering Materials40 45,745,248
Coastal & Waterway Engineering28 27,282,150
Cognitive Psychology9 6,527,138
Cognitive Science Appl. in ICT1 3,259,000
Cold Atomic Species27 32,070,548
Combustion23 26,356,150
Common Law inc. Commercial Law1 2,631,812
Complex fluids & soft solids60 82,745,635
Complexity Science10 19,389,449
Composition1 6,240,207
Comput./Corpus Linguistics1 287,196
Computational Linguistics25 30,852,892
Computer Graphics & Visual.32 68,555,473
Computer Sys. & Architecture27 78,548,813
Condensed Matter Physics164 163,174,254
Conservation Of Art & Textiles1 285,011
Construction Ops & Management16 26,179,900
Continuum Mechanics83 119,432,771
Control Engineering34 72,103,745
Co-ordination Chemistry62 63,468,972
Cosmology1 5,426,912
Criminal Law & Criminology2 4,003,142
Criminology4 12,069,335
Data Handling & Storage1 5,426,912
Design & Testing Technology62 79,914,901
Design Engineering60 103,402,844
Design of Process systems48 116,884,041
Design Processes2 4,512,436
Development (Biosciences)5 2,479,167
Digital Signal Processing45 61,078,749
Displays1 4,493,487
Drug Formulation & Delivery44 84,273,835
Earth Engineering1 4,436,180
Earth Resources2 4,733,801
Economics1 807,635
Electric Motor & Drive Systems23 49,205,225
Electrochemical Science & Eng.38 50,142,786
Electromagnetics3 1,258,442
Electronic Devices & Subsys.60 95,301,819
Elements of Education1 1,467,376
Energy - Conventional4 7,273,549
Energy - Marine & Hydropower14 50,651,838
Energy - Nuclear85 81,710,852
Energy Efficiency83 167,646,824
Energy Storage77 215,784,333
Eng. Dynamics & Tribology34 61,704,303
Environment & Health1 1,025,622
Environmental biotechnology1 1,020,945
Environmental economics1 5,560
Environmental Informatics1 50,000
Ethics5 21,396,068
Extra-Galactic Astron.&Cosmol.2 10,853,825
Financial economics2 1,653,270
Fluid Dynamics84 81,819,299
Food processing1 1,009,856
Food structure/composition2 1,204,603
Fuel Cell Technologies20 33,189,151
Fundamentals of Computing158 194,892,838
Fusion9 56,006,927
Gas & Solution Phase Reactions32 58,312,229
Genomics1 3,578,913
Ground Engineering25 37,768,565
Heat & Mass Transfer20 21,195,225
High Performance Computing5 2,382,115
Human Communication in ICT25 35,698,876
Human-Computer Interactions137 275,529,485
ICT and education2 831,668
Image & Vision Computing95 149,463,378
Industrial Organisation (R&D)2 5,330,017
Industrial-Org/Occupational1 3,807,975
Information & Knowledge Mgmt132 239,424,121
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.110 131,062,212
Intelligent & Expert Systems2 2,080,433
Intelligent Measurement Sys.2 6,249,453
International Law1 1,975,496
International Relations Theory1 3,551,360
Lasers & Optics19 36,040,513
Lattice QCD1 5,426,912
Law and economics1 566,774
Law Relating To Property1 566,774
Light-Matter Interactions47 54,436,289
Logic & Combinatorics44 50,912,696
Macroeconomics1 4,000,602
Macro-molecular delivery4 27,939,043
Magnetism/Magnetic Phenomena80 85,043,906
Manufact. Business Strategy8 27,454,073
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt83 204,660,837
Manufacturing Machine & Plant251 413,350,539
Materials Characterisation423 522,754,607
Materials Processing109 199,914,641
Materials Synthesis & Growth268 409,073,548
Materials testing & eng.63 89,944,613
Mathematical & Statistic Psych1 1,080,646
Mathematical Analysis122 108,246,078
Mathematical Aspects of OR33 65,025,550
Mathematical Physics56 51,915,349
Mech. & Fluid Power Transmiss.1 579,374
Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.193 285,101,692
Medical Imaging89 125,255,839
Medical science & disease16 25,785,873
Microbiology4 1,365,196
Microsystems33 33,169,719
Mining & Minerals Extraction2 4,652,285
Mobile Computing36 73,466,714
Modelling & simul. of IT sys.3 13,235,973
Multimedia2 2,137,857
Multiphase Flow18 25,781,847
Musculoskeletal system1 1,123,553
Music & Acoustic Technology19 19,299,103
Musicology1 6,240,207
Networks & Distributed Systems100 159,625,384
New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms7 9,080,840
Non-linear Systems Mathematics47 69,723,954
Novel industrial products1 321,432
Numerical Analysis71 100,393,705
Oil & Gas Extraction5 6,421,318
Optical Communications32 70,927,788
Optical Devices & Subsystems82 133,981,151
Optical Phenomena8 16,155,798
Optoelect. Devices & Circuits91 164,805,816
Organisational Studies3 4,819,605
Parallel Computing5 11,224,445
Particle Technology45 91,628,137
Pavement Engineering2 856,693
Physical Organic Chemistry35 35,794,379
Plasmas - Laser & Fusion22 35,445,765
Plasmas - Technological13 16,924,608
Political Geography2 7,463,586
Pollution1 260,881
Power Electronics14 12,732,314
Power Sys Man, Prot & Control1 184,035
Product Design1 4,436,877
Properties Of Earth Materials1 7,889,144
Protein chemistry8 19,292,150
Protein engineering3 9,135,808
Protein folding / misfolding1 458,233
Psychology9 15,280,780
Public Law1 952,129
Quantum Fluids & Solids9 12,124,886
Quantum Optics & Information81 109,526,829
Reactor Engineering22 35,313,598
Regional & Extreme Weather2 2,750,487
RF & Microwave Technology85 78,776,687
Rheology11 10,141,854
Robotics & Autonomy97 220,166,371
Safety & Reliability of Plant1 4,650,283
Scattering & Spectroscopy4 3,483,763
Science and Technology Studies1 1,485,560
Science-Based Archaeology1 467,165
Separation Processes8 11,880,117
Social Anthropology1 775,542
Social Policy1 6,989,517
Social Psychology9 6,154,736
Social Theory1 775,542
Socio Legal Studies7 8,020,944
Sociology3 3,888,802
Software Engineering120 145,519,770
Soil science5 3,754,820
Solar Technology64 79,582,446
Sport and Exercise2 6,803,307
Statistics & Appl. Probability122 191,030,080
Stem cell biology1 1,478,669
Structural biology9 20,314,011
Structural Engineering61 91,140,347
Surfaces & Interfaces33 33,411,407
Survey & Monitoring3 5,948,526
Sustainable Energy Networks53 110,324,624
Sustainable Energy Vectors28 60,755,465
Synthetic biology45 73,983,579
System on Chip1 200,000
Systems neuroscience1 1,807,387
Technol. for Environ. Appl.1 50,000
Technology and method dev2 1,318,231
Theoretical biology1 3,578,913
Tissue engineering48 61,640,195
Tools for the biosciences2 4,207,745
Transport Ops & Management28 53,413,399
Underwater Engineering1 5,784,697
Urban & Land Management47 89,583,971
Vision & Senses - ICT appl.25 23,246,455
VLSI Design1 1,765,760
Waste Management15 14,362,011
Waste Minimisation11 19,088,474
Water Engineering49 79,056,013
Wind Power23 57,918,798